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Senate leader Fitzgerald's wife gets layoff notice

Senate leader Fitzgerald's wife gets layoff notice

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Among those receiving preliminary layoff notices this week is the wife of Republican Senate Majority leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau. Lisa Fitzgerald is a counselor in the Hustisford School District.

Hustisford Superintendent Jeremy Biehl says the school board decided Wednesday night to send preliminary layoff slips to all 34 members of the teaching staff, including librarians and counselors.

In the Delavan-Darien School District, where Gov. Scott Walker graduated from high school, the school board approved Wednesday issuing preliminary non-renewal notices for 41 of its 170 teachers, according to the district.

"This is one of the toughest, and most fluid, issues we've had to deal with as a school board," said board president Steve Carlson in the letter. "We're hopeful the actual number of layoffs comes nothing close to this, preferably zero." 

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