The Lincoln Education Association (LEA) warned Lincoln Public Schools (LPS) staff not to participate in a sickout today (Monday, Oct. 26).
In a letter sent to all members on Saturday, LEA President Rita Bennett said “LEA will never advocate for, support or encourage action that could harm our members, colleagues and students. LEA will not condone any work stoppage, ’sickout,’ walkout or work slowdown as a means of activism.”
Bennett learned of rumors of a sickout through a message from a concerned member. The author of the original message encouraging the action was anonymous but stated “…we are calling for a mental health day on Monday, October 26th.
Bennett acknowledged that teachers are exhausted and frustrated and noted LEA staff have been working diligently with the LPS Board and administration to address teacher concerns.