11-20-2012 Organization of the Board with Oath and Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #45


Title
Involuntary Termination of Instructional Employee, James B. Wilkins

Discussion
James B. Wilkins is an instructional employee of the District and was assigned to Heritage High School as a band teacher and band director under a professional service contract.  The Superintendent has charged Mr. Wilkins with misconduct in office and conduct unbecoming an instructional employee as set forth in the Superintendent’s November 6, 2012, letter attached hereto as Exhibit "A". 

Recommendation

1.  Terminate the employment of teacher, James B. Wilkins, and cancel his professional service contract effective November 20, 2012.

2.   Mr. Wilkins has made a timely request for an administrative 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.



Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 11/20/2012

Authority for Action
F.S. 1012.33(6) (a); F.S. 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
12-13TBDxxxxxxx

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


Attachment:  James B. Wilkins-2.pdf