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Watseka #9 BOE votes to dismiss two teachers

Two Watseka Unit Nine teachers were dismissed (Thursday night) in a financial move by the Unit Nine School Board of Education.

Kris Lindquist’s teaching position at the Glenn Raymond School was eliminated in a Reduction in Force (RIF) move. Glenn Raymond P.E. teacher Dan Bleyle’s contract wasn’t renewed.
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Several teachers attending the meeting asked the Board to reconsider the action to cut costs by finding other means . The Board contends the action is the result of doing what’s best for the future of the district.

Following a 90-minute closed session, the Board voted 6-0 to make the cuts. Board member Bob Burd abstained.

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