Friday, February 28, 2014

Tenure charges against Mullica teacher now on-line

I read an article in the Press of Atlantic City about a Mullica Township (Atlantic County) teacher who may be fired because she found two of her kindergarten students naked in the bathroom.  The article is on-line here.

What struck me was the statement in the article that "the Board of Education met Wednesday night in executive session to determine whether to certify the charges . . . but refused to tell the public whether it had certified the complaint."  I thought the public has a right to be informed of what action the school board ultimately took.

I submitted an Open Public Records Act (OPRA) request to the school board and learned today that the board did certify the charges.  The tenure charges, the teacher's response and related documents are on-line here.