WIITES — Teachers who spoke out against sexual assault in the Wisconsin public schools were fired from their jobs after their actions led to widespread scrutiny of the school system.
The school board on Tuesday voted to terminate all three members of the Wisconsin Teacher Preparatory Academy (WTP) who were suspended or expelled from the program after a student said a teacher inappropriately touched her in class last year.
The WTP was founded in 2010 by two Wisconsin teachers who had been fired from other schools because of sexual misconduct allegations.
It is the nation’s largest private school preparatory program for students in grades 6 through 12.WTP spokeswoman Julie Smith told the Journal that the board will meet again Tuesday to discuss the dismissal.WCP is a private organization with the same parent organization as the Wisconsin Association of School Boards.
In a statement released Tuesday, the WTP said it is committed to a zero-tolerance culture and the safety and wellbeing of all of our students.