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School Board Redistricting Would Mean 3 Incumbents Would Lose Their Seat

After state Republicans passed a law changing the way Racine Unified school board members are elected, it appears that some incumbent Democratic school board members against incumbent Republican school board members. New districts with assigned seats are required after a state law went into effect, and Republican lawmakers say the new model gives residents in Caledonia, […]

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Wiser & McKenna Leave School Board Meeting, Prevent Salary Vote

The Racine Unified Board of Education once again did not vote on whether or not to approve salary increases because two members walked out of a special meeting Thursday. Dennis Wiser and Julie McKenna boycotted the regularly scheduled meeting Monday to prevent a quorum and effectively shutting down any action related the hotly contested employee […]

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Racine Unified Reschedules Meeting, But Handbook Changes Aren’t On Agenda

After two Racine Unified School District Board of Education members boycotted a meeting on Monday night over proposed changes to the employee handbook, a special board meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 20. But the items to be discussed at the special meeting won’t include the employee handbook changes. School board members Dennis Wiser and Julie McKenna […]

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Racine-area Legislators Talk To Racine Unified Board About State Budget

Governor Scott Walker​’s proposed 2015-2017 budget would result in cuts for the Racine Unified Schools District​; but Wisconsin State Rep. Robin Vos (R-Rochester)​ said Monday that he’s not opposed to restoring some of the funding in the second year of the biennial budget if the state sees a bump in the state’s revenue in May. Representatives Peter Barca (D-Kenosha), […]

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Racine Education Association Re-certifies Teachers Union

Over 86 percent of the professional staff in the Racine Unified School District voted to re-certify their Racine Education Association union membership, according to the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission. There are 1,664 eligible union voters amongst RUSD teachers. Voting took place between Nov. 5 and Nov. 25 as determined by WERC. In 2013, 82 percent of eligible […]