100 LAUSD Teachers Fired in Crackdown on Misconduct

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KTLA) — From verbal and physical abuse to sexual wrongdoing, hundreds of LAUSD teachers who were accused of misconduct are out of a job.

As part of a new zero-tolerance policy enacted by Superintendent John Deasy’s office, the school board voted to dismiss more than 100 teachers for misconduct.

The board also accepted resignations from at least 200 other teachers who were about to be terminated.

“We’ve heard from principals that, 10 years ago, many felt that if they jumped through all the hoops to recommend dismissal, the board wouldn’t back them,”  school  board member Tamar Galatzan told the Los Angeles Daily News.

In the past, teachers who were disciplined would likely have a letter put in their personnel file, be given a week’s suspension, or transferred  to another school.

Under the new policy enacted after last year’s Miramonte Elementary sex-abuse scandal, physical and verbal abuse accusations and sexual misconduct reports are more likely to lead to firings.

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