Jul 29, 2014

Patch Poll: Should Wartik Have Been Dismissed?

District 36 unanimously voted to dismiss fourth-grade teacher David Wartik Wednesday.

Patch Poll: Should Wartik Have Been Dismissed? Patch Poll: Should Wartik Have Been Dismissed?

will host a "public hearing on the question of dismissals" Tuesday evening, prior to its monthly board meeting.

"The Board is required to hold a hearing of this nature whenever the number of honorable dismissal notices exceeds five or is 150% greater than the average in the preceding three years," according to District 36's website, and is a continuation of staffing discussions that have occurred at the last two board meetings.


The meeting comes six days after fourth-grade and suspended without pay. Wartik, a tenured teacher at Hubbard Woods School, had been put on leave due to concerns about an Evanston police investigation into a possible incident that happened in the late 1990s at a private North Shore school.

In light of the series of meetings this evening, Winnetka-Glencoe Patch wants to hear your thoughts on Wartik's dismissal. Take our poll below and share your thoughts in the comments.

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