City to fine-tune plan for sensitivity training

Wixon Suspension Aftermath

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A few days after the suspension of Jonesboro Parks Director Wixson Huffstetler, the City of Jonesboro continues to formulate and fine-tune their plan for sensitivity training.

Huffstetler will be required to attend the training after he comes back to work following his two-week suspension.

Human Resources Director Dewayne Douglas, who's been with the city for about 6 months, started working on a plan for sensitivity training when the city hired him.

Communications Director Bill Campbell said while employees have gone through this type of training before, it's not been well documented.

Moving forward with a set plan in place is important, though.

"As you can see, there's clearly a need for us to really understand the world we live in today and people from different backgrounds," Campbell said.

Though the entire plan isn't worked out, some of the training will cover diversity and no harassment training.

Campbell said though they may have to bring in outside instructors to help, which would be a cost incurred by the city, Douglas is certified in this type of training too, which could save the city some money.

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