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Lawrence school district para-educators seeking to unionize


November 12, 2017

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Some para-educators in the Lawrence school district are pushing to unionize.

Para-educators help teachers with several duties but most work with special education students.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports about 150 para-educators have joined the Lawrence Education Association.

More than 50 percent of the Lawrence district's 385 para-educators and other classified staffers who work directly with students would have to join the LEA before they can petition the board to recognize a para-educators bargaining unit.

Gene Neely, regional field representative with the Kan...

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