Madison school districts reinstates fired security staff member

Marlon Anderson says a representative with Madison Teachers Inc., the union representing Madison Metropolitan School District staff, has told him the district will restore his job as a security guard at Madison West High School.

Anderson tells 27 News he’s ready to get back to work and his union representative is negotiating a return to the district.

A statement from Madison TeacThe statement went on to say Anderson will be on paid leave while a transition plan is drawn up to return him to work.

“MTI is pleased to see the district rescind the termination of Marlon Anderson, paving the way for him to return to the incredible work he does with Madison’s students. We now look forward to working with the district to review and address its zero-tolerance policy,” said MTI Executive Director Doug Keillor.

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Madison Teachers Inc., the union representing Madison Metropolitan School District staff, sent a letter Monday to Board of Education members and Interim Superintendent Dr. Jane Belmore demanding the reinstatement of the security guard fired last week for using a racial slur.

“Immediately reinstate Marlon Anderson as a member of the West High staff,” the letter read. “Review the current zero tolerance practice as it applies to staff members through a transparent and inclusive process that includes all stakeholders.”

The letter also demanded the district “uplift” staff, students and families of color instead of, as the letter insinuated, “silencing them, intentionally or otherwise.”

MTI asked that the district work with the union to “prioritize racial equity.”

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