A counselor at LakeView Technology Academy in Pleasant Prairie is on unpaid leave after allegations of misconduct. According to a source, and later confirmed by KUSD spokesman Tanya Ruder, Joseph Pitts is on leave from his job as counselor at the high school.
The Kenosha Unified School District was made aware of allegations of misconduct on February 21, 2023, and an in-depth investigation was immediately launched. Pitts was placed on paid leave until the investigation concluded on March 20, 2023. Pitts was then moved to unpaid leave on March 21, 2023.
No further details will be released by KUSD as this is an ongoing personnel matter.
LakeView Technology Academy (LTA) is a choice school that specializes in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education, which operates within the Kenosha Unified School District (KUSD). What once was a response to overcrowding in the KUSD high schools and starting with 90 freshmen in 1997, has grown to more than quadruple in student population and become a valued partner to the Kenosha Area Business Alliance (KABA) and Gateway Technical College (GTC).
The school maintains an enrollment of approximately 400 freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The mission of LakeView Technology Academy is to empower students to succeed by providing in-depth technical educational experiences, preparing students to be competitive in an ever-changing marketplace.
This is a developing story.