A state senator has reintroduced legislation intended to speed the dismissal of teachers for gross misconduct.
Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) acted in the wake of a state audit concluding that current laws added excessive cost and time to the firing process.
“The state auditor confirms that the dismissal process established in state law is inconsistent, too lengthy, too costly and delays the timely resolution of child-abuse cases,” Padilla said in a statement. “I believe strongly that when there are allegations of abuse, timely resolution is important to all parties, particularly children and their parents.”
The new legislation, SB 10, will closely resemble an unsuccessful bill advanced last year by Padilla, said his spokesman John D. Mann on Monday.
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