02-11-2014 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #15


Title
Involuntary Termination of Instructional Employee, Kristen Minton

Discussion
Kristen Minton is an instructional employee of the District and is employed as a Speech-Language Pathologist under a Professional Service Contract.  The Superintendent has charged Ms. Minton with gross insubordination and willful neglect of duty by repeatedly being absent from work without giving prior notice, without providing a doctor's note and failing to report for work at her assigned duty position or respond to communications from her supervisors as set forth in the Superintendent's February 3, 2014 letter attached hereto as Exhibit "A."

Recommendation

Terminate the employment of a Speech-Language Pathologist, Kristen Minton, and cancel her Professional Services Contract effective February 11, 2014. 

In the event Ms. Minton makes a timely request for a hearing, authorize the School Board Attorney to transmit the hearing request to the Division of Administrative Hearings for further proceedings.

Authorize the Superintendent to retain services of counsel for the hearing process if requested.



Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 2/11/2014

Authority for Action
FS 1012.33 (6) (a), FS 120.57

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Operating - Other

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
13-14TBDxxxxxxx

Contact
Harold T. Bistline, School Board Attorney, 639-0505


Attachment:  2014-0211 Minton Exhibit A.pdf