NYC Workers Face Firings for Past Misconduct

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Friday, March 16, 2012

New York City is removing eight teachers and school aides who were “insufficiently disciplined” for previous offenses in the wake of a department-wide personnel review, school officials said Thursday.

Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott ordered a personnel review last month after the arrests on sexual-abuse charges of several school workers, including two aides who had been disciplined earlier for misconduct with students.

Four of the employees are teaching aides or paraprofessionals who have been fired within the last three weeks, Walcott said Thursday. The other four are tenured teachers who face being fired at the end of a disciplinary process.

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