Teachers in Fort to be docked pay

Ryan Whisner:

Teachers in the School District of Fort Atkinson will not be paid for time taken off to participate in the ongoing protests at the State Capitol in Madison.
Fort Atkinson was among districts that were forced to cancel classes Friday in response to the number of teachers who failed to report for class, apparently opting to attend the protests on the governor’s budget-repair bill. No Jefferson County schools were closed today due to either weather or the protests.
Following the adverse public reactions to teachers’ departures causing school closures, the head of Wisconsin’s teachers’ union called upon educators to return to classrooms today and Tuesday rather than continue being absent to protest the anti-union bill in Madison.