Statement from Superintendent Dr. Joylynn Pruitt-Adams regarding Tabula yearbooks

Dear OPRF Students, Families, and Staff,

We’ve been made aware that this year’s “Tabula” yearbook, which has not yet been distributed, contains several photos of students making a hand gesture that has different meanings. In some cases it’s in what is known as the circle game. However, the gesture has more recently become associated with white nationalism. Regardless of intent, the potential negative impact of this gesture has led us to decide that we cannot distribute the yearbook as is. We are looking at alternative options, and in the coming days we will share further details about distribution plans. In the meantime, we appreciate your patience and support as we work through this situation.

Sincerely,

Dr. Joylynn Pruitt-Adams

Superintendent