Four local residents have applied to the Kenosha Unified School District to be appointed to join the board of education for a one-year term. Board member Eric Meadows was elected in the Spring of 2022 to serve a three year term. Kenosha Unified Superintendent Jeff Weiss (D) and school board president Yolanda Santos (D) decided to unilaterally remove Meadows from the board for what they say was a “clerical error”, an assertion most don’t believe. Because of this unprecedented move, there is a vacancy on the board. The policy that Weiss and Santos are relying on is Policy 8330. This is clearly incorrect. The first line of this policy reads:
“Vacancies on the School Board, including resignations and retirements, shall be filled following the procedure outlined below in accordance with state law.”
Meadows has neither resigned, nor retired. Four members have applied to fill the spot. They will be interviewed by the current board on February 20, 2023 at 6 p.m. at Indian Trail High School at 6800 60th St in Kenosha.
Megan is a local family attorney and Guardian ad Litem who has two children who are not yet school-aged. Megan told KCE late Wednesday night that she withdrew her application because of the last-minute change in the date. She has court appearances on the newly scheduled date. “I have a duty to my clients that needs to come first.” She did tell KCE that we should watch for her in the future.
Current school board member and father to children in district.
LGBT activist and former school board member who was defeated before moving to Madison.
Small business owner and Kenosha County Board Supervisor