Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Principal disciplined for failing to act on warnings of teacher sexual misconduct wins in court

By Betsy Hammond
December 29, 2017

In a case that could have broader social implications for how schools respond to educator sexual misconduct, an Oregon appeals court sided with a principal who took no action after employees alerted him a male teacher was spending time alone with a female student he later had move in with him.

The Oregon Court of Appeals reversed the state's revocation of the now-retired principal's license Thursday.  A three-judge panel faulted the state teacher licensing agency for failing to cite professional standards or expectations that would have made clear how a principal should respond to reports that a teacher may be breaching personal or sexual boundaries with a student.

Read the full article at the OregonLive website here.

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