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Hometown Hero: Julie Mckenna

Julie Mckenna grew up in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. While she isn’t from Racine, this town has grown close to her heart. Working as a Respiratory Therapist and volunteering as a member of the Racine Unified School District School board has united her and the community. This week’s Racine County Eye Hometown Hero of the […]

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Racine Unified: Hanser Unseats Hargrove By Narrow Win

With eight contested Racine Unified School District Board of Education races, the biggest upset was the District 8 race between Melvin Hargrove and Matthew Hanser by 13 votes. The winners include: Dennis Wiser– District 2, Michael Frontier — District 3; Julie McKenna — District 4, Steven Hooper — District 5; John Heckenlively –District 6; Don Nielsen — […]

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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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Teachers Union Asks 2 Board Members To Ditch Handbook Change Vote

UPDATE 4:15 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17:  School board members Dennis Wiser and Julie McKenna will not be attending the school board meeting tonight, according to a joint press release issued at 3:30  p.m. Wiser and McKenna said they believe there should be more than six board members present. “The school board agenda for August 17 […]

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