ERIC Number: ED346541
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Ethical Dilemma in Staff Terminations--Avoided!
Rader, Robert J.
Updating School Board Policies, v20 n6 p1-3 Jun 1989
Incidences of staff terminations under clouded circumstances are filled with legal and ethical dilemmas. The benefits of an informal process similar to "plea bargaining" are discussed. There is less emotional and financial toll for the accused employee, and school boards benefit as well in terms of the media, cumbersome disciplinary procedure, and the prospect of forcing third parties to testify. Discussed is the disturbing provision often written into termination agreements that prohibits the school system from disclosing the reasons behind the employee's departure from the district. The New York State School Boards Association policy services department developed a school employees termination policy that allows the school board to enter settlement negotiations on a sure footing. (SI)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National School Boards Association, Washington, DC. Educational Policies Service.
Identifiers - Location: New York