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WEAC statement on Greenfield School District employment decision scheduled tonight

The 30-year teacher – with a perfect record – was told her position in the school library was eliminated and then forced to reapply for a new position with similar responsibilities

By - Jul 27th, 2015 01:58 pm

The president of Wisconsin’s largest union of educators today questioned the motives of an attempt to push a committed and qualified Greenfield teacher out of her position. Betsy Kippers, president of the Wisconsin Education Association Council, made the comments prior to a Greenfield school board meeting scheduled tonight.

The 30-year teacher – with a perfect record – was told her position in the school library was eliminated and then forced to reapply for a new position with similar responsibilities. After re-applying and expressing her willingness to learn any new duties, the teacher was told the Greenfield School District’s direction “is not entirely aligned” to the teacher’s “attributes” and that she would not be considered.

The following statement can be attributed to WEAC President Betsy Kippers:

“Greenfield should respect the role of caring and committed teachers for every student and reverse this decision. This is the kind of absurdity that drives qualified educators away from the profession.”

 

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