3020a proceedings and Just Cause Standard

What is the just cause standard in 3020a proceedings?

What is the just cause standard in teacher discipline? It was added to the New York State Education law 1994 – hearing officers must consider just causing determining penalties and take into account case precedent factors included are the offense the rules the work record and the practice of parties in similar cases.


In cases where misconduct is found the issue becomes rehabilitation and remediation the theory is that an employee who has engaged misconduct should be examined to see if they can be restored to properly functioning teacher.

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