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Oostburg teacher's dismissal irks alumni

10:53 PM, Feb. 22, 2013
The Oostburg School District Board of Education's action prompted a 2010 alumnus to create a Facebook page titled ?Oostburg Alumni Against the Dismissal of Pete Christopherson? that more than 400 alumni had ?liked? as of Friday evening.
The Oostburg School District Board of Education's action prompted a 2010 alumnus to create a Facebook page titled ?Oostburg Alumni Against the Dismissal of Pete Christopherson? that more than 400 alumni had ?liked? as of Friday evening.
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The Oostburg School District Board of Education decided not to renew a high school teacher's contract this week and a group of alumni are not happy about the decision.

Oostburg School District Superintendent Kevin Bruggink said the board made the decision Wednesday at its regular meeting to terminate next year's contract of social studies teacher Pete Christopherson, a 20-plus veteran in the district, due to changes the district made to the curriculum in order to better align with state standards, which lowered enrollment in Christopherson's elective courses.

The staff reduction was ...

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