Toga inappropriate dress at work party, says schools spokeswoman

The Edward L. Kelly Leadership Center is the headquarters for the Prince William County Public School System [Photo: Prince William County Public Schools]

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.

3 thoughts on “Toga inappropriate dress at work party, says schools spokeswoman

  1. Oh, good grief. Really? “No one was injured at the party.” Please tell me that no journalist asked a question requiring this answer. Why is this even being reported? Have we really run out of things to get our knickers in a knot about? The thing that outrages me the most about this whole “scandal” is that whoever wrote it (or edited it) cannot tell when a sentence is a sentence and when it really just is not. –> “Carolyn Custard, the former principal at C.D. Hylton High School and current director of the Student Services department and was at the party.” <– This is not a sentence. Now /that's/ a scandal.

  2. Well, I have to agree with Liz, grammar, sentence structure, and clarity are all things one would expect from a *reporter* who is *reporting* on inappropriate behavior within our *educational* system.

    Having said that, clearly community as well as educational norms were grossly violated when a toga was worn with gym attire. Unless the offending party is under 30 and has never watched Animal House, this is unforgivable.

    What has PWC become?

  3. Reported elsewhere “The male supervisor, played the part of a semi-nude model posing for a
    portrait and, at one point, someone held out a measuring stick to
    measure the size of his genitalia” and the menu for the party included “Smoked wieners and hot nuts.”

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