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(Washington Post)   So, will my heroin trafficking conviction hamper my move from teaching to administration?   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 16
    More: Strange, Fairfax School, convictions, Virginia Law, James Madison High School, school division, heroin, Matt Garza, school systems  
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2014-01-28 07:11:42 AM
They all disclosed it.  They all were hired.

I think the district is going to be making some large severance payments.
 
2014-01-28 07:15:21 AM
So... the new computer system automatically disqualifies candidates who disclose their convictions, but they obviously aren't performing background checks.  Hm.... open season on Fairfax school kids.
 
2014-01-28 07:34:40 AM

mike_d85: So... the new computer system automatically disqualifies candidates who disclose their convictions, but they obviously aren't performing background checks.  Hm.... open season on Fairfax school kids.


So they revealed they were felons at the time they were hired, worked there for years without issues, and then suddenly got fired because the new superintendent got a bee in his bonnet? If the comments in tfa are correct state law there says nothing about prohibiting felons from teaching so long as they weren't crimes against children. I'm guessing there'll be a pretty big lawsuit in the near future.
 
2014-01-28 07:41:04 AM
Seems pretty unfair. Since they were hired with full disclosure, their firing should depend on their performance in the position for which they were contracted. Promotions may be frozen, but keeping their job shouldn't be an issue.
 
2014-01-28 07:43:12 AM
Hiring officer can now tell the difference between feral and felon.
 
2014-01-28 07:53:30 AM
Virginia is a work at will state and being one with a criminal history is not a protected class.

Simply stated, they will get nothing.  Hopefully, the ACLU will step in.

FYI

The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reaffirmed a longstanding ruling that it was illegal to screen out employees unless the offense was directly related to the job.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/06/opinion/job-fairness-for-ex-offend er s.html?_r=0

Does not stop Virginia.  One of the hardest states for those convicted of a felony to get rights back (vote, serve on a jury, be a notary public, hold public office, bear arms) and they will gleefully make sure on is on your record if you give them a chance.
 
2014-01-28 07:54:53 AM

K3rmy: Virginia is a work at will right to work state and being one with a criminal history is not a protected class.

Simply stated, they will get nothing.  Hopefully, the ACLU will step in.

FYI

The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reaffirmed a longstanding ruling that it was illegal to screen out employees unless the offense was directly related to the job.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/06/opinion/job-fairness-for-ex-offend er s.html?_r=0

Does not stop Virginia.  One of the hardest states for those convicted of a felony to get rights back (vote, serve on a jury, be a notary public, hold public office, bear arms) and they will gleefully make sure on is on your record if you give them a chance.


FTFM
 
2014-01-28 08:01:08 AM
Just list it as real work business exp
 
2014-01-28 08:41:25 AM
Nothing to see  here folks.  Getting any conviction or arrest is a life sentence to poverty and more crime to survive.  Thanks zero tolerance America.
 
2014-01-28 08:46:16 AM
For such a christian country, America doesn't forgive or give second chances very well.
 
2014-01-28 09:21:27 AM
Appreciates discretion about his activities to keep his teaching job.

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2014-01-28 09:25:26 AM
It's DC - they can always run for mayor. I know it's a step down in prestige from heroin dealer, but you take what you can....
 
2014-01-28 10:39:36 AM

stuhayes2010: For such a christian country, America doesn't forgive or give second chances very well.


I disagree.

If you are rich, famous, politically connected that you have a chance.  Any combination (or all three) almost gives you the ability to fark up with impunity.

Being white used to help.  Being brown from the wrong part of town definitely doesn't.
 
2014-01-28 11:03:47 AM
While I understand that a criminal conviction can lead someone (ie a stranger) to believe that that person is less trustworthy and possibly shouldn't work with children (or carry a gun, vote etc) I think it's total bull shiate. A person who made a mistake, went to jail for it (ie Paid their dues) and now lives a productive life is still marked forever making the cycle which is American incarceration complete. Meanwhile, bankers, politicians, lawyers, police chiefs, mayors, and CEO's are lying, cheating, conning and deceiving the country yet NOTHING happens to them except they get richer.

And you know considering the way kids act these days maybe it would be a good idea to have someone there who may see the "signs" and talk to them before they shoot up the place. Again.
 
2014-01-28 04:04:30 PM
I honestly would rather someone with hard  life experiences and lessons learned teaching my children.  Of course not violent offenders but in our judicial system a wink and a fart will get you a felony sex offender rap.
 
2014-01-29 03:01:42 AM

CivicMindedFive: Appreciates discretion about his activities to keep his teaching job.

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