Kenosha Unified School District Board President Yolanda Adams (D) called for an emergency meeting for Monday January 3, 2022. It is believed that this meeting was requested by KEA president Tanya Kitts-Lewinski. Kitts-Lewinski posted a list of demands for the school board:
On Monday, however, after an overwheling rebuke of these “demands” from residents, the board didn’t approve any of them. 37 residents were scheduled to speak and only 2 or 3 were in favor of switching to virtual. Board member Tony Garcia made a motion to rescind the mandatory mask policy for students and teachers. Todd Battle seconded the motion. The two men were the only two to vote “yes.” The remaining five boards members, Rebecca Stevens, Todd Price, Yolanda Adams, Atifa Robinson, and Mary Modder, all Democrats, voted no.
Other than a bizarre motion about virtual learning proposed by Adams, that neither the board nor the residents understood, passed unanimously – no other action was taken.
KCE received information that a large number of KUSD teachers participated in a strike today – including Kitts-Lewinski. We emailed her but she didn’t respond. She wasn’t at tonight’s meeting either. Many teachers did the same last year on 9/21/2020.
We asked the district for a list of teachers that called in today. Of course, some will have a valid excuse. We will follow up with that information soon.