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This Day in Susanville History – June 2nd, 1942

Lassen High School, fall of 1941

Married Teacher Policy Change
School Election Issue
June 2nd, 1942

Climaxing a recent protest meeting attended by more than fifty residents of the district, members of the Lassen union high school and junior college board of trustees Monday night revoked a policy of the system which forbid the hiring of married teachers.

The controversy which raged over the dismissal of an instructor who had been married during the school term and whose husband has been ordered to report for military service has been held responsible for the defeat of one member of the board at recent school elections.

The elections, held two days following the protest meeting, produced a write-in candidate, C.C. Doyle, who pooled sufficient votes to defeat incumbent L.F. Dozier.

Instituted in 1937, the anti-marriage policy was revoked by a three-to-one vote, with the dissenting member declaring that he felt the measure was “flexible enough to cover all cases.”

The board’s decision, however, did not provide for reinstating the dismissed teacher.

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Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso Publisher/Editor
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