Thomas Woznicki Background Check (Florence County, WI School District)
The background check was conducted using the middle name Suchomel, as opposed to Thomas Woznicki’s previous middle name (James). The background check for Thomas Suchomel Woznicki does NOT appear to reveal any history of arrests, criminal charges, or convictions, with the sole exception of a minor traffic citation (speeding) filed under the “former name” of Thomas J Woznicki (see fourth page). Also, the document does NOT appear to indicate any history of employment or residency in New Richmond, Wisconsin.
Full Text of the ‘Woznicki Fix’ (2003 Wisconsin Act 47)
This document contains the full text of 2003 Wisconsin Act 47, which is sometimes called the “Woznicki Fix.” Act 47 addressed certain issues related to the “Woznicki Rule” that was established as a result of the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s 1996 ruling in the case of Thomas Woznicki vs. Dennis Erickson. Specifically, the “Woznicki Fix” clarified who was required to receive a “Woznicki Notice” and specified a timeframe during which a public employee could challenge the release of records under the “Woznicki Rule.”
‘Woznicki Notice’ to Thomas Woznicki (‘Woznicki Rule’ for WI Public Record Requests)
The letter on the first page is called a “Woznicki Notice” and was sent to Thomas Woznicki on July 12, 2011. Thomas Woznicki subsequently invoked the “Woznicki Rule,” seeking to prevent the New Richmond, Wisconsin school district from releasing his personnel records.
Thomas Woznicki Resumes (Florence County and Boscobel School Districts)
The first resume lists several school districts that have employed Thomas Woznicki. Note the missing employers between 1984 and 2007 in the second resume.
State vs. Thomas Woznicki (St. Croix County, Wisconsin)
Thomas Woznicki was charged with six counts of “Sex with Child Age 16 or Older” in 1994, while he was employed with the New Richmond, Wisconsin school district. The criminal charges were ultimately dismissed.
Thomas Woznicki and Boscobel, Wisconsin School Board Minutes
This document contains School Board Minutes obtained from the Boscobel, Wisconsin school district. Note the “Closed Session” portion of the School Board Minutes for the special meeting held on July 1, 2014, on the second and third pages.
Thomas Woznicki Discrimination Complaint (Dismissal, March 2012)
This document in the case of Thomas Woznicki vs. Northern Ozaukee School District was filed on March 14, 2012. The case of Thomas Woznicki vs. Northern Ozaukee School District was a discrimination complaint filed with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development’s Equal Rights Division, alleging that the school district discriminated against Thomas Woznicki based on his arrest record.
Thomas Woznicki Personnel Records (New Richmond, Wisconsin School District)
This document contains selected portions of Thomas Woznicki’s personnel file obtained from the New Richmond, Wisconsin school district. The complete file is more than two hundred pages in length and may be obtained from the school district upon request. The release of the complete file was disputed in the Wisconsin Supreme Court case of Thomas Woznicki v. Dennis Erickson. The Woznicki v. Erickson ruling established the “Woznicki Rule” precedent, which gives public employees in Wisconsin the right to challenge the release of certain public records after receiving a “Woznicki Notice.” The more recent case of Thomas Woznicki v. Jeff Moberg also pertained to Thomas Woznicki’s personnel records from the New Richmond, Wisconsin school district.
Thomas Woznicki Dismissal (New Richmond, Wisconsin School District)
This document contains records pertaining to Thomas Woznicki, a former teacher at the New Richmond, Wisconsin school district. Note “Finding of Fact I” at the bottom of the first page, along with the Conclusions and Order on the second page.
Thomas Woznicki License Review Referral (WI Department of Public Instruction)
This document contains a License Review Referral submitted to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) Bureau for Teacher Education, Licensing, and Placement during April of 1994. The referral pertained to Thomas Woznicki, a teacher at New Richmond High School, and was filed by the Superintendent of the New Richmond, Wisconsin school district.
Thomas Woznicki Dismissals (THREE Different School Districts in Wisconsin)
This document appears to indicate that Thomas Woznicki was asked to leave the New Richmond (pages 23-28), Florence County (pages 59-61), and Boscobel (pages 67-72) school districts in Wisconsin. The contents of the document span a timeframe of approximately two decades (20 years). The New Richmond, Wisconsin school district filed a License Review Referral with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) Bureau for Teacher Education, Licensing, and Placement during April of 1994 (page 13). Twenty years later (April 2014), Thomas Woznicki was apparently still employed in Wisconsin’s public school system as the Superintendent of the Boscobel, Wisconsin school district. It is unclear what actions, if any, the Wisconsin DPI licensing bureau has taken related to the apparent decisions made by the three aforementioned school districts.
Thomas Woznicki and Florence County, Wisconsin School Board Minutes
This document contains School Board Minutes obtained from the Florence County, Wisconsin school district. Note the “Closed Session” Minutes for the School Board meeting held on April 22, 2013, on the third page.