Do subs have any rights?

Discussion in 'Middle School / Junior High' started by azure, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. azure

    azure Companion

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    Yesterday I came home, opened my e-mail and saw that all
    my future assignments at a particular middle school had
    been cancelled by the principal. I called him and he
    said, a parent had called and said I hit her child in the
    back of the head because she was passing lip gloss back &
    forth. I told him this was 100% not true, and a total
    lie. He said he couldn't take the chance of her going to
    the newspaper with the story. Neither he nor either of
    his asst. principals ever even talked to me about the
    incident. Another teacher on the team has 4 reliable
    students who said it didn't happen. What can I do?
     
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  3. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    You could contact a lawyer. I'm sorry this happened to you but your recourse may be more against the student for 'slander' than the school- they get to hire who they want as subs.
    I've had subs who I've requested never teach in my room again because they made my class miserable yelling, or disregarded my plans and did their own thing...while it sounds that your situation is different, it's unfortunately part and parcel of the 'at-will', non-contracted work conditions under which subs work.
     
  4. FlGirl

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    Azure did your situation get resolved?
     
  5. azure

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    No, not really. I did talk to an attorney--I have no legal recourse. Then I had a meeting with the Asst. Superintendent and the head of Human Resources. I learned that the principal didn't ever really think I hit the kid, but he's just a spineless (my word) principal who wouldn't stand up to the parent. The two admistrators said they'd get back to me, but they haven't yet.

    A regular teacher at that school went to the two administrators mentioned above and told them she wanted to request a transfer out of that bldg. after 17 years because she simply cannot work under this principal (this is his 2nd yr.) She also sang my praises which I really appreciated. And he had some problems with teachers (a no confidence vote was held) last year in the spring. Most of the teachers in that building think he's an a--h---. So I'm just going to bide my time, and maybe add'l things will surface that could get him transferred. If that happens, then I'll request to be allowed back in that bldg.

    Thanks for asking.
     
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    :hugs: No problem, Wish you the best in the future
     

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