Parents, teachers protest Hartland School Board's superintendent selection process

NOW: Parents, teachers protest Hartland School Board’s superintendent selection process

HARTLAND, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Teachers and parents are protesting against the Hartland School Board and their selection process for superintendent. 

Before the school board meeting, they gathered outside North Shore Middle School in Hartland wearing black and holding signs. 

Protesters say long-time principal Michele Schmidt was not named a finalist for superintendent. 

They believe Schmidt has better credentials than the other two finalists the board picked. 

"We've gone through the proper channels, we have emailed our board, we have filled out questionnaires about what they have asked us, what we wanted, at meetings and at every turn. They claimed to listen, but they don't actually act on our behalf," said Courtney Marschalek, Hartland North Elementary School. 

After the protest, the school board held a closed session meeting. Then, there was a public forum where parents and teachers could ask the board questions. 

We did reach out to the board for comment but have not heard back. 

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