CITRUS COUNTY, Fla. -- The Citrus County School Board has officially accepted the resignation of a teacher accused of hosting a racist podcast Tuesday, April 10.
According to the Huffington Post, Dayanna Volitich, 25, taught social studies at Crystal River Middle School in Crystal River, Fla. The website said Volitich hosts the Unapologetic podcast under the pseudonym "Tiana Dalichov."
LISTEN TO THE PODCASTS: This is a link to listen to Volitich's podcasts
In a podcast from Feb. 26, Volitich agreed with a guest who criticized the idea that “a kid from Nigeria and a kid who came from Sweden are supposed to learn exactly the same” and have the “same IQ.” She also argued that "science" has proved some races are smarter than others.
The school district was made aware of the podcast Friday, Mar. 2., and she was removed from the classroom following a statement sent out Sunday, Mar. 4.
Volitich submitted her letter of resignation to the school board Monday, April 2.
The school board officially accepted her letter of resignation during the school board meeting set for Tuesday, April 10.
The Citrus County School Board issued an official statement on the acceptance of Volitich's letter of resignation, which is as follows:
The Citrus County School Board has accepted the resignation of Ms. Volitich. The district will close the investigation this week and notify Ms. Volitich of the findings. Pursuant to state statute 1012.31 (3)(a) Ms. Volitich will have 10 days (from receipt of the findings) to respond before the investigation becomes public record.
Citrus County Schools
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