Six Racine Unified elementary schools will continue starting their days after 9 a.m., just as they did during the 2020-21 school year, to start the 2021-22 year, the school board decided during Monday evening’s meeting.
Angelina Cruz, president of Racine Educators United, said the governor's proposed budget prioritizes the needs of "our most underserved populations," such as students in special education, English language learners and those in poverty.
The Racine Unified School Board last week denied its teachers union’s request for a new impartial hearing officer to deal with safety grievances related to COVID-19.
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WATCH NOW: RUSD will be implementing measures the CDC recommends, like social distancing, masking and contact tracing. “We need to look at cost to children of being out of school,” said Health Services Director Kimberly Granger.
However, RUSD Chief Operating Officer Shannon Gordon reported that 24 class periods within Unified middle and high schools and three elementary school classrooms will be unable to physically distance students six feet apart, which is what the CDC recommends.
"One student or educator dying or spreading the virus to their families is too many," said a teachers' union leader, while other parents want the option for their kids to be in school.
Some parents were outraged when they learned that Racine Educators United had asked teachers if they would participate in a mock funeral procession to “highlight returning teachers to the building is unsafe” at this point in the pandemic.
With Racine Unified scheduled to announce its second quarter plans on Monday, its teacher’s union is saying that most teachers are opposed to re-opening for in-person learning.
RACINE — Cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among staff at several Racine Unified schools.
Teachers' union leaders in Wisconsin’s five largest urban school districts, including Racine, are calling on the state to have schools re-open this fall in the virtual learning environment instead of buildings.
This survey was shared with The Journal Times after the president of the union for RUSD educators called for police officers to be removed from Racine Unified schools.
A letter by the president of Racine's teachers union quoted Assata Shakur, who the leaders of two local police unions referred to as a "convicted cop-killer."
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