Northeast teachers' transfer delayed pending review

September 07, 1994

Teachers in Northeast High School's social studies department, earmarked for transfer, will stay put for now.

The school board will review today how well administrators are implementing changes recommended in December by an independent investigator who found fault with the handling of suspected child abuse cases.

Ronald L. Beckett, associate superintendent, said that although VTC the timetable called for reassigning some Northeast teachers this month, the board has decided to delay any decision until the end of the year.

The school board also will hear from Carolyn Roeding, the former PTA Council president and current candidate for District 31 House of Delegates, who plans to urge the school board to have more than five of eight members hear teacher discipline cases. "On the surface, five members hearing a case sounds acceptable," Mrs. Roeding said. "But one member voting against the superintendent's recommendations means the person will be reinstated."

Board member Maureen Carr-York said the board is considering that already in light of the recent decision regarding a Northeast teacher, who was reinstated when board members could not agree on a verdict and concluded the superintendent had not proved her case.

"It's difficult to schedule eight people, but we recognize we have to do it in some cases," Ms. Carr-York said.

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