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_DSC3237In front of a packed room Monday night, Racine Education Association members called on district administrators to collaborate more with teachers.

Union members brought up issues of district administrators substitute teaching under false names, not enforcing blue slips, becoming lax on discipline policies, and asking teachers to pay for the cost of substitute teachers out of their own pocket.

One teacher also told the Board that three teachers were walked out the door because of allegations of misconduct without due process, which turned out to be unfounded.

All of this was brought up in the midst of a complaint involving Racine Unified Superintendent Lolli Haws, who is under investigation by the Kenosha County Human Services Department’s Division of Children and Family Services.

The complaint possibly involves a child or children at Knapp Elementary, but authorities with the school district and Kenosha won’t give out any additional details, according to a story in The Journal Times.

We’ll also be working on getting feedback from the school board and district officials on what was said during the meeting in a follow-up story on Tuesday.

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.

4 replies on “REA Union Members Call For More Collaboration With District”

  1. Good to see you back again Denise, great writing and subject again. Sorry to see the Patch’s fold. This is an amazing story and maybe the tip of the iceberg. This is what Act 10 has brought us.

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