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3020-a Morrell v. DOE

Posted in 3020a, Civil Service
In the Matter of Renee Morrell v. New York City Department of Education   Pursuant to CPLR 7511 and Education Law § 3020-A, Petitioner sought to vacate the findings and recommendations made by a hearing officer regarding her employment as a tenured teacher. The hearing officer found Petitioner guilty of disciplinary charges that were filed… Continue Reading

UFT loses battle to block teacher data release

Posted in Civil Service
The UFT’s effort to block the release of teacher rating data due to unreliability was denied in Manhattan Supreme Court.  The assigned Judge held that data does not have to be reliable to be released.  A number of new agencies had requested the date under the Freedom of Information Law. Read the decision denying the… Continue Reading

Probationary teacher’s retaliatory termination mandates judicial review

Posted in Article 78, Employment Law
Matter of Lisa Capece v Margaret Schultz, as Community Superintendent of Community School District 31 Petitioner brought about this Article 78 proceeding to review a determination of Margaret Schultz, Community Superintendent of Community School District 31 of the New York City Department of Education terminating petitioner from her position as a probationary public school teacher.… Continue Reading

Teacher awarded 28 days pay for late notice of termination

Posted in Article 78, Employment Law
In this Article 78 case, petitioner, David Vetter, was a probationary teacher for the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District for the 2005-2006 school year. In 2006, the Board of Education voted to terminate petitioner due to allegations of misconduct but did not provide written notice of this decision until a month later – two days before… Continue Reading