Chapter 10: Recruitment, Tenure, Dismissal, and Due Process

Dismissal of Tenured Teachers
(see pg. 270 in Essex, 5th ed.)

What procedures must be followed in order to dismiss a teacher “for cause”? What are some of the conditions must be met in order to uphold a dismissal for cause?

Nontenured Teacher and Liberty Interest Claim (pg. 252, Table 10.1)

What does “liberty interest” involve? Based on the definition, has a liberty interest been affected in this case? Why/Why not? Based on your answer, what should be done?

Incompetency and Questionable Performance (pg. 256, 5th ed.)

What are the chances that Williams may be dismissed for incompetency? Is there sufficient evidence to sustain such a charge?

Ideally, what process should be used to successfully remove a teacher for incompetence?

How would the court likely rule in this case?

Insubordination—Failure to Change a Student’s Grade (pg 256-8).

Was Alice Hill justified in not returning to change the grade? Why/why not?

Does the principal have sufficient grounds to recommend insubordination? Why/why not?

How do you think a court would rule in this case? Why?

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Chapter 10: Recruitment, Tenure, Dismissal, and Due Process

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Dismissal of Tenured Teachers
(see pg. 270 in Essex, 5th ed.)

What procedures must be followed in order to dismiss a teacher “for cause”? What are some of the conditions must be met in order to uphold a dismissal for cause?

Nontenured Teacher and Liberty Interest Claim (pg. 252, Table 10.1)

What does “liberty interest” involve? Based on the definition, has a liberty interest been affected in this case? Why/Why not? Based on your answer, what should be done?

Incompetency and Questionable Performance (pg. 256, 5th ed.)

What are the chances that Williams may be dismissed for incompetency? Is there sufficient evidence to sustain such a charge?

Ideally, what process should be used to successfully remove a teacher for incompetence?

How would the court likely rule in this case?

Insubordination—Failure to Change a Student’s Grade (pg 256-8).

Was Alice Hill justified in not returning to change the grade? Why/why not?

Does the principal have sufficient grounds to recommend insubordination? Why/why not?

How do you think a court would rule in this case? Why?

Dismissal of Tenured Teachers
(see pg. 270 in Essex, 5th ed.)

What procedures must be followed in order to dismiss a teacher “for cause”? What are some of the conditions must be met in order to uphold a dismissal for cause?
Nontenured Teacher and Liberty Interest Claim (pg. 252, Table 10.1)

What does “liberty interest” involve? Based on the definition, has a liberty interest been affected in this case? Why/Why not? Based on your answer, what should be done?

Incompetency and Questionable Performance (pg. 256, 5th ed.)

What are the chances that Williams may be dismissed for incompetency? Is there sufficient evidence to sustain such a charge?

Ideally, what process should be used to successfully remove a teacher for incompetence?

How would the court likely rule in this case

Insubordination—Failure to Change a Student’s Grade (pg 256-8).

Was Alice Hill justified in not returning to change the grade? Why/why not?

Does the principal have sufficient grounds to recommend insubordination? Why/why not?

How do you think a court would rule in this case? Why?
Please use this book do this order
Required Text: Essex, N. (2012). School Law and the Public Schools: A Practical Guide for Educational Leaders, 5th ed., Boston: Pearson. ISBN: 0-13-707275-9

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