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November 15, 2013

Weekday Religious Education program fires 36-year teacher

Program rep: Board wanted to head in new direction

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“They were as vicious as they could be,” Mix said.

Farrer said there were 10 to 12 board members present the night of the decision. Each of the about 30 churches that contribute to the program has the opportunity to have representatives on the board, he said, though not all of them are always present for every meeting.

Mix said she suspects some of the members didn’t even have the right to vote at that meeting, as they hadn’t been present for at least three previous meetings — a breach of the board’s bylaws.

“I’m personally very hurt by this,” Mix said, adding she received no recognition for her years of service other than a brief thank-you in the program’s newsletter.

The newsletter goes on to state Julie Scales and Vera Ver Bryck, both teachers already with the program, will be taking over Mix’s classes.

Mitchell Kirk is a staff reporter at the Pharos-Tribune. He can be reached at 574-732-5130 or mitchell.kirk@pharostribune.com. Follow him: @PharosMAK

 

 

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