Rethinking Teacher Due Process Rights: School Attorneys Consider Vergara and Legislative Reform
Thursday, March 19th
4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Renaissance Nashville Hotel
The state court ruling in Vergara v. California is the first to find that tenure protections for teachers could deprive students of a constitutional right to an education. The evidence is compelling, the judge wrote. Indeed, it shocks the conscience. Join three NSBA’s Council Of School Attorneys (COSA) veterans for a compelling look at the history of teacher tenure, the Vergara litigation and its New York counterparts, similar legislative efforts around the country, and public perception of teacher due process rights. Is it time to have the long overdue conversation about what process is due? The panelists will do just that and you are invited to join them!
Moderator: Floyd Dugas, Berchem Moses Milford, CT
Presenters: Michael Smith, Lozano Smith, Fresno, CA; Jay Worona, New York State School Boards Association