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Two Apply for a Racine School Board Vacancy

Mar. 29, 2021 9:15p

(WGTD)---A first-year teacher who's Hispanic and a Black water utility employee have applied for a vacancy on the Racine School Board. 

The vacancy was created by the resignation of Michael Frontier, who represented a district with a large minority population. 

It'll be up to the school board to fill Frontier's shoes. 

One applicant is 27-year-old Dulce Cervantes-Contreras, who teaches Spanish at a middle school in Kenosha but lives in the district she would represent. Cervantes-Contreras has a five-year-old child who will enter Mitchell Elementary next year. 

The other applicant is 45-year-old Nathan Thompkins. He has experience in the district through working in an after-school program. He's a nephew of former City of Racine Human Resources Director Tim Thompkins.