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Teacher's Discipline and Discharge - How To Prepare A Successful School Or Teacher's Case (EDU540J)

Presented by: Susan Torgerson
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60 minutes
Event Description
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An educational institution is only as good as the teachers it employs. However, effectively dealing with teacher misconduct can be a challenge, especially with regard to the contracts and legislation, which typically set stringent guidelines for how and when disciplinary action can be carried out.

Contractual obligations and state law can make the process seem intimidating, leading schools to often shy away from confrontations.  Fortunately, however, case law tends to side with the school district when the rules are properly followed, leaving school systems with much more discretion as to teacher discipline and discharge than they may think.

Join Susan Torgerson for this eye-opening webinar on teacher discipline and dismissal. During this one-hour session, Torgerson will equip you with the confidence-boosting skills necessarily to effectively carry out disciplinary actions in accordance with the law and build a solid case against potential challenges.

The focus of the session will be on determining whether a staff member is likely to be “remediated” and show improved performance or be on an ongoing disciplinary track for ultimate termination from employment.  The presentation will describe the process for identifying the need for discipline (including discharge) of licensed teaching staff as well as a framework for building a successful defense to challenges of the discharge/discipline.

Session Highlights:

  • When is a performance issue cause for discipline as opposed to an opportunity for training/improvement?
  • What purpose is served by the concept of progressive discipline for licensed teaching staff?
  • How does the CBA (contract) affect the disciplinary process
  • How is the “due process” requirement met most effectively
  • How should the district document the file for ongoing disciplinary measures and ultimately, possibly for discharge
  • Case studies for discussion
  • Probationary periods…how do these interact with disciplinary measures
  • How does the discharge process under the contract interact with employee claims of discrimination?
  • A checklist for disciplinary action/documentation will be provided.
  • Case studies will be provided for discussion and analysis.

Who Should Attend:

  • Administrators of elementary, secondary, and post-secondary educational institutions
  • Principals/ Directors of educational institutions
  • Teachers
  • Supervisors of educational institutions 
  • EEOC officers and compliance managers in educational institutions
About Our Speaker(s)

Susan Torgerson, Educational Issues and Trends ExpertSusan Torgerson
Susan Torgerson is an experienced education, employment and labor law attorney. Her practice includes general school district matters with a concentration in student matters, special education and disability law litigation. She frequently lectures on topics in the areas of student rights, preventing liability, sexual h... More info

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