Teacher Wins Back Tenure After Class Votes Out Boy With Autism

From Carolyn Scofield, WPTV:  Wendy Portillo broke down in tears when the St. Lucie County School Board made their decision.

She’s still suspended without pay until November, but when she returns to the classroom, she’ll come back with tenure.

Portillo has been a teacher in St. Lucie County for 12 years.

It was a little more than a year ago that Portillo had 5-year old Alex Barton in her Kindergarten class at Morningside Elementary School.

Alex had apparently been acting up.  Portillo had the other students take a vote and they decided to send Alex out of the room.

The incident gained worldwide attention.  Alex was in the process of being diagnosed with a form of autism called Asperger’s Syndrome.

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