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Excessed school psychologist entitled to reinstatement

On Board Online • January 25, 2016

By Jeffrey Mongelli
Senior Staff Counsel

Renee Eschmann, a licensed psychologist, was granted tenure in November 2002 in the school psychologist special subject area. When her position was abolished in 2006, she was placed on the district's preferred eligibility list (PEL).

In 2013, the district hired a full-time school psychologist. Upon learning of this, Eschmann claimed entitlement to the position and requested reinstatement to her former position. The district denied her request indicating that the new position was not similar to her former position.

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