During the September 25, 2018 Kenosha Unified school board meeting, teachers were threatened with layoffs in exchange for a cost-of-living wage increase. They were told to essentially leave our Kenosha children and find employment elsewhere, and were told by school board member Gary Kunich "If they don't like it they can look at other districts."
Our teachers are tasked with THE MOST important job out there- teaching our children. They work long hours with low pay and perpetually shrinking budgets that make it nearly impossible for them to do their jobs. They are expected to tackle new yearly initiatives, evenings filled with lesson planning, grading papers, and other seemingly insurmountable expectations et they manage to do this year after year because they care about providing a quality education for our kids. Teachers clearly did not sign up to do this for the money, but denying them a basic cost-of-living raise is an outrage.
What can we do? Please contact the Kenosha Education Association President Jill Johnson at email@example.com to learn more on how we can effectively mobilize to help our teachers. Contact KUSD School Superintendent Dr. Sue Savaglio-Jarvis at firstname.lastname@example.org to express your outrage.
Write letters to the editor at VOP@kenoshanews.com. Attend KUSD school board committee meetings. Our teachers deserve better than this.