Lets look at one perfect example of how labor unions have helped keep one quality person in our education system, leading our young children, for at least 5 of 9 years.
Griffin, a nine-year school system employee who is certified to teach prekindergarten through third grade, is on administrative leave with pay, according to school system officials.
Her offenses, which date to the 2005-06 school year, include not appropriately assessing students, sleeping while pupils watched a curriculum-related video and using the word "bitchy" while speaking to her preschoolers, according to McIntyre's letter.
In the 2005-06 year, Griffin was rated not proficient in using the correct evaluation to assess whether her Sam E. Hill Family Community Center preschool students had mastered course content, the letter states. Griffin was transferred to three different schools until the 2009-10 academic year when she was placed in an intensive assistance program to help improve her skills. She did not meet the goals established for her growth.
Last year, Griffin was absent 56 times including 18 days during the first month of school. She also was tardy to work or left early on 20 occasions, McIntyre said.
At one point, she told her preschoolers to "quit acting like a fool," he said.
"This is an inappropriate way to communicate with preschool students," the letter states.
Griffin may ask for a hearing before a hearing officer on the charges and must request one within 30 days of receiving McIntyre's letter. The officer will make a decision and if Griffin is dissatisfied, she may appeal it to the school board.
Don't worry there is a chance in a few more years something might change and she might actually loose her job.
Don't you all wish your job would give you 5 years of chances and leave with pay because they have virtually no way to fire you?
My money is she will just move to another school system and start over.