Hempstead ISD Votes to End Contract of Principal Who Announced 'No Spanish' Policy

By: KHOU 11 News Houston Email
By: KHOU 11 News Houston Email

HOUSTON -- The Hempstead School Board voted Monday night to not renew the contract of a middle school principal who told students that they couldn't speak Spanish in class.

Amy Lacy made that announcement over the school intercom on Nov. 12, 2013.

More than 50 percent of the students enrolled at Hempstead Middle School are Hispanic, according to greatschools.org.
The announcement outraged many people in the Waller County community, which is located northwest of Houston.
Lacy had been out on paid administrative leave since the incident.

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