03-14-2017 School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #29


Title
Termination of Instructional Employee, Karen Williams

Discussion
Karen Williams is an instructional employee of the District employed as a classroom teacher at Columbia Elementary School. the Superintendent has charged Ms. Williams with misconduct in office, gross insubordination and willful neglect of duty as set forth in the Administrative Complaint dated March 1, 2017, attached hereto as Exhibit "A."

Recommendation
  1. Terminate the employment of instructional employee, Karen Williams, and cancel her Professional Service Contract effective March 14, 2017.
  2. In the event Ms. Williams 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.
  3. Authorize the School Board Attorney to retain the services of counsel for the hearing process if requested.


Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 3/14/2017

Authority for Action
FS 1001.42

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

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Contact
Harold Bistline, School Board Attorney, 321-639-0505


Attachment:  Exhibit A.pdf