Capitol Chaos: Walker's Alma Mater Issues Pink Slips

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DELAVAN - While on the campaign trail, Governor Walker spoke a lot about how his experience at Delavan-Darien High School shaped his life.

Now his alma mater may be among the first in Wisconsin to have to lay off teachers under the budget repair bill.

Thursday, 41 teachers in this district received pink slips, and they said they say the budget repair bill is to blame.

"We don't have the information right now to make informed decisions and therefore unfortunately had to issue those layoff notices," said Darien-Delavan Superintendent Wendy Overturf.

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Governor Walker graduated from the high school in 1986, and says small-town values helped shape his political views.

The Superintendent says she does see some merit in the governor's budget plan: "We do feel that some changes are possibly appropriate but I certainly understand how the teachers are feeling."

But now that the pink slips have hit home, one Delavan resident and state worker says she's pulling her support from the hometown governor.

"It feel like he doesn't value education, he doesn't value state workers. And I'm not quite sure what to do with that information," said Laura Lenz-Perkins.

Under Wisconsin law March 15 is the deadline for school districts to provide final notices of non-renewal for teachers.