RACINE — When longtime Racine Unified board member Mike Frontier stepped down from his position March 16, in the middle of his 3-year term, he hoped that a person of color would fill his shoes so that the board would more accurately represent the district. And it’s looking like Frontier’s wish will likely come true. Frontier had been a board member since 2013 and was most recently reelected in 2020. He represented District 3 which covers the south side of Racine.
Before Frontier stepped down, all nine board members were white, while 60% of RUSD’s students are Black, Hispanic or mixed race.
On Wednesday, the remaining School Board members are set to interview the two applicants for Frontier’s seat. They are 27-year-old Dulce Cervantes