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Home NEWS Arbitrator vidicates Bisson in RSU No. 67 case

Arbitrator vidicates Bisson in RSU No. 67 case

-The Ella P. Burr School in Lincoln, Maine.

October 22 - Lincoln teacher Jodi Bisson has been vindicated, according to the Arbitrator's ruling handed down by Sarah Garraty on October 16,2012. This concerned a disciplinary action against Ms. Bisson taken by RSU # 67 on October 7, 2011. Bisson was awarded lost wages and benefits from her 3-day suspension, and all references to the discipline be removed from her records.
Ms. Bisson is a popular long-time teacher, for 21 years, who was teaching second grade at the Ella P. Burr School (pictured above) at the time of the incident.

A downloadable PDF copy of the complete ruling can be read, downloaded, or printed by CLICKING HERE.
RSU #67 Superintendant Denise Hamlin issued the following statement after the decision was made public:

"The contract dispute between the RSU 67 Board of Directors and the Local Teachers Union has been resolved.

Although I disagree with the Arbitrator's ruling, it is final. It is time for this district to move forward and direct our energy towards good teaching and learning.

As a school community, parents trust us every day with the well-being of their children. As educators our responsibility is to ensure that all children attending our schools are safe, supported and nurtured. We have many wonderful things going on in our schools. Please stop by and see it in action." - Denise Hamiln , RSU 67 Superintendent

Efforts to contact Ms. Bisson for a statement from her have been unsuccessful, but we will publish one as an update to this story if/when one is received.

The RSU 67 school budget will be voted on again, for the fourth time, during the general election on November 6th. The budget warrant articles will be published on this website as a public service. Also, several candidates for the RSU 67 School Board will be vying for three open seats. They are incumbent David Edwards and challengers Katie Clay, Garland Hurd, Gilberte Mayo, Dolores Phillips, Mary Plourde and Jeffrey Schick.

- Lee Rand

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