8 / 11 Germantown School Board to Review Teacher's Conduct

The Germantown School Board will be meeting tonight to discuss the actions of 38-year-old kindergarten teacher April Kay Smith who was issued a citation for disorderly conduct after allegedly tearing up material at a Republican Party booth at the Jefferson County Fair. An incident report from the Jefferson County Sheriff” s Department, details how a witness saw Smith tear up signs for Governor Scott Walker and other Republicans. Local news reporter Judy Steffes spoke with Germantown School Board president Bob Soderberg and he told Steffes that they are investigating this matter which he finds very disturbing. Steffes says that Soderberg has received numerous emails and phone calls from families about the concern and frustration over this matter. Soderberg said they have outside counsel looking at their code-of-conduct policy and they will be following that policy and take appropriate action. While Smith alleged her actions were prompted by her dislike of Walker and his Act 10 policy, Soderberg admitted Act 10 has worked well for the Germantown School District. He says Act 10 has helped attain a balanced budget, the last two years along with a tax decrease, and given Germantown schools a lot more flexibility concerning benefits.  Smith is due in Jefferson County Court on August 19.
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