Local Control My Foot

Local Control My Foot

There has been much ado down in Racine with their school board lately.

First, there is the fact that they have a clause in their teacher handbook that says they should at least consult with the union about compensation and language in the handbook.

Then, there is the issue of vacancies on the Racine School Board and how certain board members want to push a radical agenda over the summer when a quorum is present, but not all board members that are representative of the community.

It's further complicated, because one seat on the board is vacant, one seat that the conservative side would LOVE to secure to push their agenda.

So, enter State Sen. Van Wanggaard and some lackeys in the Assembly to introduce SB 244 and AB 325:
This bill allows the school board president of a common, union high, or unified
school district to appoint a person to fill a vacancy on the school board if the
remaining school board members fail to fill the vacancy within 60 days.
 
Under current law, if a vacancy occurs on a school board of a common, union
high, or unified school district, the remaining school board members appoint a
person to fill the vacancy. This bill allows the school board president of one of these
school districts to appoint a person to fill a vacancy on the school board if the
remaining school board members do not fill the vacancy within 60 days of the date
on which the vacancy first occurs. A school board member appointed to fill a vacancy,
whether by remaining school board members or by a school board president, serves
until his or her successor is elected and takes office.
Remember, Republicans are all about local control! So long as you do what they want. 

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