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UPDATE: MMSD denied temporary restraining order


MADISON (WKOW)-- Circuit Court Judge Maryann Sumi denied the Madison School District's request for a temporary restraining order filed a complaint against Madison Teachers Inc.

The restraining order is against MTI for its recent work stoppage and sought a temporary restraining order so schools could re-open.

MMSD has canceled classes three days in a row due to so many teachers calling in sick to protest Governor Walker's budget proposal.

Superintendent Dan Nerad said, "Recognizing that we understand how this proposed legislation is significantly impacting our staff, we also have an obligation to ensure that our students are educated. Because we lacked assurances that staff would return to work on Monday, we made the decision to seek a legal solution to the need to have our students back in school."

Nerad added that the district is continuing to evaluate its options to get students back in the classroom.

No decision has been made about schools being open on Monday.


MADISON (WKOW) -- The Madison Metropolitan School District is fighting back to make sure its teachers come to work.

The district filed an injunction late Friday to keep teachers from taking part in more work stoppages.

MMSD closed schools three days this week because many teachers called in sick in order to rally at the state capitol against Gov. Walker's budget repair bill. It was one of many districts around the state to close due to significant staff absences.

In the filing, the district calls the work stoppage an illegal strike.

Teacher strikes are prohibited by state law.

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