08-12-2008 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #28


Title
Involuntary Termination of Instructional Employee, James Michael Murray

Discussion
James Michael Murray is an instructional employee of the district and is assigned to Space Coast Junior Senior High School as a teacher under a professional service contract. The Superintendent has charged Mr. Murray with violating The Code of Ethics and The Principles of Professional Conduct of the Education Profession in Florida, immorality, misconduct in office and conduct unbecoming an instructional employee due to the acts set forth in the Superintendent's August 5, 2008, letter attached hereto as Exhibit" A".

Recommendation
  1. Terminate the employment of teacher, James Michael Murray, and cancel his Professional Service Contract effective August 12, 2008.
  2. In the event Mr. Murray 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 Superintendent to retain services of counsel for the hearing process if requested.


Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 8/12/2008

Authority for Action
F.S. 1012.33(6)(a);120.57

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Operating - Other

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Contact
Harold T. Bistline, School Board Attorney                                        


Attachment:  Murray.pdf