Winnipeg teachers who performed racy lap dance now suspended without pay

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Two Winnipeg teachers who simulated a lap dance at a student rally are no longer being paid while they wait to learn their fate.
Mike Babinsky, a school board trustee, says the two teachers were originally suspended with pay, but were told in early March that their suspensions would be changed to be without pay.
The male and female teachers made sexually suggestive motions during a pep rally at Churchill High School in February, although they remained fully clothed.
The dance was caught on video, and prompted calls from some parents for the teachers to be fired.
The Winnipeg School Division is deciding whether to take further disciplinary action, but all discussions have been held behind closed doors.
Babinsky says he has no idea when a final decision will be made.

Organizations: Churchill High School, Winnipeg School Division

Geographic location: Winnipeg

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  • Charles
    July 02, 2010 - 13:24

    This is 2010. Times have changed, people have changed, our thinking has changed, our attitudes toward life have changed, kids are more free-wheeling today and we've moved far ahead of the 1950s church-run family environment. So two teachers are going to be crucified for letting their hair down. Ridiculous. Shame on the small-minded who cast stones at others but have skeletons in their own closets.

  • what odds
    July 02, 2010 - 13:22

    ask the students whether they feel their teachers are being punished justly or not since they are the ones who had to see it and they are the ones who have to go to school with them, not their butthurt parents.

    Weve had things like this at my highschool when i attended and my school isnt the only one to see teachers put on such an act.
    And its not even a big deal.

    Despite what the law says, highschool students are mature enough to have a say and an oppinion in such matters and complimentarily it also fosters a sense of democoracy in our youth that is shattered and compromised when decisions especially unfavorable ones are made without their input. In addition, when school elections take place for student representation, their power is miniscule in the decisions that actually affect the student body the most. That is administration decisions etc. Students know this and so do administraters and that is why in some cases administrators will try and control just who gets into these positions so they dont say anything that would empower their student body against unfavorable decisions.

    In short, this isnt liable this is my school experience from years ago and I feel that far too often there are important decisions being made without student input. It helps to at least pretend your listening.

    If the students of churchill high school feel that their teachers have been done wrong then they should be listened too.

  • Watcher
    July 02, 2010 - 13:16

    High school kids have seen worse on television, let alone at their own dances... what is this, 1931?

  • Donny
    July 02, 2010 - 13:08

    But it's ok for an RNC officer to receive pay while suspended on charges of drunk driving and breaking out a window of an RCMP cruiser in Corner Brook after being arresteed for it, and making harassing calls to a woman in St. John's. The problem of distorted justice seems confined to this province.

  • Charles
    July 01, 2010 - 20:09

    This is 2010. Times have changed, people have changed, our thinking has changed, our attitudes toward life have changed, kids are more free-wheeling today and we've moved far ahead of the 1950s church-run family environment. So two teachers are going to be crucified for letting their hair down. Ridiculous. Shame on the small-minded who cast stones at others but have skeletons in their own closets.

  • what odds
    July 01, 2010 - 20:07

    ask the students whether they feel their teachers are being punished justly or not since they are the ones who had to see it and they are the ones who have to go to school with them, not their butthurt parents.

    Weve had things like this at my highschool when i attended and my school isnt the only one to see teachers put on such an act.
    And its not even a big deal.

    Despite what the law says, highschool students are mature enough to have a say and an oppinion in such matters and complimentarily it also fosters a sense of democoracy in our youth that is shattered and compromised when decisions especially unfavorable ones are made without their input. In addition, when school elections take place for student representation, their power is miniscule in the decisions that actually affect the student body the most. That is administration decisions etc. Students know this and so do administraters and that is why in some cases administrators will try and control just who gets into these positions so they dont say anything that would empower their student body against unfavorable decisions.

    In short, this isnt liable this is my school experience from years ago and I feel that far too often there are important decisions being made without student input. It helps to at least pretend your listening.

    If the students of churchill high school feel that their teachers have been done wrong then they should be listened too.

  • Watcher
    July 01, 2010 - 19:57

    High school kids have seen worse on television, let alone at their own dances... what is this, 1931?

  • Donny
    July 01, 2010 - 19:43

    But it's ok for an RNC officer to receive pay while suspended on charges of drunk driving and breaking out a window of an RCMP cruiser in Corner Brook after being arresteed for it, and making harassing calls to a woman in St. John's. The problem of distorted justice seems confined to this province.