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Commissioner strikes unlawful suspension of teacher from personnel file

On Board Online • April 17, 2017

By Kimberly A. Fanniff
Senior Staff Counsel

School districts may place tenured employees on paid administrative leave pending an investigation and/or pending disciplinary charges being filed against the employee. But how long is reasonable to keep an employee on such a status? In Appeal of Parker, the petitioner challenged her placement on paid administrative leave for more than a year without disciplinary charges being filed.

During this prolonged time period, the district told teacher Gloria Parker she had to submit to a medical exam before being able to return to work.

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Seneca Falls Board Member Zellers named NYSSBA's Champion for Change

FOR RELEASE: April 17, 2017

CONTACT: David Albert
(518) 783-3716 or (518) 320-2221 cell


Seneca Falls School Board Member Heather Zellers is the 2017 recipient of the New York State School Boards Association Champion for Change Award. 

The Champion for Change Award is presented annually to a current school board member who, in the judgment of the NYSSBA Awards Committee, should be recognized for innovative and ethical leadership that has brought about ground-breaking improvements in school district programs and operations.

"This year, NYSSBA is recognizing an innovative and effective first-term elected school board member and Zellers fulfills this criteria with her dedication and leadership in education," said NYSSBA President Susan Bergtraum.

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