Party was held at school division headquarters
A Prince William County Schools employee came to an office birthday party dressed in a toga.
The party was held during work hours on Nov. 21 inside the Prince William County Schools headquarters, the Edward L. Kelly Leadership Center. An unidentified male employee wore a bed sheet fashioned in a toga and wore with gym clothes underneath the sheet, said Prince William County Public Schools spokeswoman Irene Cromer. She added the dress was inappropriate for a party held at the schools’ offices during work hours.
“Those responsible are being held accountable, ” said Cromer, who did not know how long the unidentified toga-wearing male has worked for the school division.
The party was held by the student services department at the leadership center. Carolyn Custard, the former principal at C.D. Hylton High School and current director of the Student Services department and was at the party.
“While brief celebrations of employee birthdays are a common practice in the American workplace, as it is in Prince William County Public Schools as one way to boost morale, the event in question clearly reflects poor judgment.
No one was injured during the party. It is unclear if the unidentified toga-wearer had been exercising prior to arriving at the party, said Cromer.
The Edward L. Kelly Leadership Center at 14715 Bristow Road houses the school division’s central offices. The division also has offices at nearby Independent Hill at 14800 Joplin Road.