Pocket Guide to Dismissal Procedures Affecting Permanent, Certificated Employees

$12.00

By Dale Brodsky
(2017)

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Description

For the education community….

Effective January 1, 2019, new statutory authority governs dismissals and suspensions of permanent certificated employees. This law follows AB 215, effective January 1, 2015, which achieved the most significant overhaul of the dismissal statutes since 1983.

This new edition of the dismissal guide focuses on the resulting changes, and covers, albeit briefly, the full reach of the dismissal process, including unchanged portions.

 

Table of Contents

Contents

I. New Statutory Authority  1
II. Dismissal and Suspension, Generally   2
   A. Statutes Preempt Collective Bargaining Agreement   4
   B. Automatic Dismissal Permitted in Limited Circumstances   4
   C. Just Cause for Dismissal Under Section 44932   4
III. Ground for Dismissal Enumerated in Section 44932(a)   5
   A. Generally   8
   B. Eleven Enumerated Grounds for Dismissal Under Section 44932   9
   C. Added Responsibilities in Cases of Egregious
Misconduct
  9
IV. Procedures for All Charges Other Than Soley Egregious Misconduct 11
   A. Statement of Charges 11
   B. Notice of Intent to Dismiss 11
      1. Generally 11
      2. Notice of Intent to Dismiss sufficient to initiate hearing. 11
      3. Time limits. 12
      4. Service requirements. 12
   C. Prior Written Notice Required Only in Cases of Unprofessional Conduct and Unsatisfactory Performance 13
   D. Employee’s Demand for a Hearing 14
   E. Immediate Suspension 14
      1. Immediate suspension permitted. 14
      2. Employee’s right to appeal suspension 14
   F. Leave of Absence When Criminal Charges Are Pending 15
      1. Mandatory leave offenses. 15
      2. Optional leaves offenses. 17
   G. Discovery 17
      1. Initial disclosures. 17
            Timing and effect of non-compliance 17
            Content 17
      2. Supplemental disclosures required. 18
      3. Additional prehearing disclosures required. 18
      4. Disclosure of experts. 19
      5. Depositions. 19
      6. Review of discovery issues. 19
   H. Conduct of the Hearing 20
      1. Timing of the hearing. 20
      2. Choice of adjudicators. 20
            Waiver of CPC permitted. 20
            Commission on Professional Competence 20
      3. Prehearing and settlement conference. 22
      4. Location of the hearing. 22
      5. Decisionmaking. 22
            Hearing conducted by a single ALJ 22
            Hearing conducted by a CPC 23
      6. Determinations and consequences. 23
      7. Costs of the hearing. 24
      8. Evidence. 25
            Testimony or evidence concerning students 25
            The four-year rule: 4944(b)(2) (B)1 25
V. Procedure for Charges Based Soley on Egregious Misconduct 27
   A. Generally 27
   B. Statement of Charges 27
   C. Notice of Intention to Dismiss 27
      1. Generally 27
      2. No time limits. 27
   D. Employee’s Demand for a Hearing 28
   E. Accusation and Notice of Defense Required to Initiate the Hearing Process 28
   F. Immediate Suspension 28
   G. Leave of Absence When Criminal Charges Are Pending 29
   H. Discovery 29
   I. Conduct of the Hearing 30
      1. Timing of the hearing. 30
      2. ALJ hears case alone. 30
      3. Prehearing and settlement conferences. 30
      4. Location. 30
      5. Determinations and consequences. 31
      6. Costs of the hearing. 31
      7. Evidence. 32
            Effect of suspension. 32
            Four-year rule: 44944(d)(3). 32
            Testimony or evidence concerning students. 33
VI. Judicial Review 34
   A. Review by Administrative Mandamus 34
   B. Standard of Judicial Review 34

 

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Weight 0.625 lbs
Dimensions 10 x 6 x 0.5 in