Parents say District 150 needs set policies

By Katherine Tellez

February 18, 2014 Updated Feb 19, 2014 at 2:53 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- A new group called "Change150" did some investigating and found the situation at Charter Oak is not the first time the district has dealt with employees not following proper ISAT testing procedures.

News 25 was given a copy of a FOIA request regarding several incidents from 2012.

The principal at Harrison Community Learning Center was given a written warning for not properly training her staff on ISAT testing procedures.

A teacher at that same school was given a verbal warning after she admitted to reading questions in Spanish to students who didn't understand.

And a teacher at Lincoln school got a four day suspension for pointing and whispering about answers and changing answers on the tests.

Principal John Wetteraurer was removed from Charter Oak after the district discovered ISAT testing irregularities.

Two teachers from Charter Oak School were reassigned and two others received verbal warnings.

Parents and the community think there needs to be a set policy for situations like this.

"That raises a lot of questions," said Vice President of Change 150, Dan Dugal. "Why treat John Wetterauer at Charter Oak very differently then other principals and other educators that have been treated for similar or even worse offensives previously in the district."

A spokesperson for the district says disciplinary action is between that person and the board of education.

And all of the facts are considered before a decision is made.

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