- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 25, 2016

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger says he is deeply troubled by the Facebook posts by a school board member and is urging the board to demonstrate that such conduct by an elected official is unacceptable.

Lawyers for the Burlington school board have started to review whether member David Kirk’s conduct violated board policies when he added posts to his personal Facebook page that the superintendent and some parents have called “sexist, racist and ethnocentric.”

Weinberger said Tuesday that the posts were degrading and demeaning to women, new Americans, African Americans, students and others.

Superintendent Yaw Obeng last week urged the board to review Kirk’s conduct.

Kirk has apologized for reposting the posts, describing them as “inexcusable,” and said they’ve been removed. He hasn’t respond to an email request for comment.

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