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Lawrence Teachers Union Votes No Confidence in Superintendent For Re-Opening City’s Public Schools

April 11, 2021

Three unions representing public school district employees in Lawrence have approved a vote of no confidence in the superintendent for re-opening the city’s public schools on Monday, April 5 on a staggered basis without requesting a waiver from the state to prevent it from happening.

The city’s public schools are overseen by a state receiver called the Lawrence Alliance for Education Board.

The Lawrence Teachers Union, the Lawrence Federation of Paraprofessionals, and the Lawrence Administrative Support Staff Association are calling upon the state-appointed board to “take swift, immediate, and decisive action to protect students and staff, as well as the public health of our community-at-large,” according to the Lawrence Eagle-Tribune.

The no-confidence vote was announced Thursday, April 8, according to the newspaper.

Lawrence, a city of about 80,000 in northeastern Massachusetts, has the lowest per-capita income in the state.

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