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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 07:01 AM
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Madison Schools Closed Wednesday - Teachers participating in protests
http://www.nbc15.com/home/headlines/Madison_Schools_Pre...

UPDATED Tuesday, February 15, 2011 --- 11:15 p.m.

From the Madison School District:

Due to substantial concerns of excessive staff absences, the Madison School District is forced to close all of our schools to students on Wednesday, February 16, 2011. We regret having to make this decision, but with the significant percentage of staff members reporting absences for Wednesday we can not assure the safety of all students.

As of late Tuesday evening, 40% of the 2,600 members of the teacher bargaining unit called in sick, and it is expected that this number will continue to increase through Wednesday morning. At this ratio we have serious concerns about our ability to maintain safe and secure school environments.

Despite a substantial number of substitute teachers, there are not enough available teachers to come close to filling the need for Wednesday.

For your information, all MMSD staff will be expected to report to school on Wednesday to meet their contractual obligations.

Go get 'em, Madtown!!! :toast:
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CatholicEdHead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 01:35 PM
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1. CNN just showed shots from Madison
Keep up all the good work Wisconsinites! Walker is a bully of the worst kind.
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 02:05 PM
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2. Nice! We need the national coverage!
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