(Mensaje se repite en Español)
(For a national view of public education reform see the end of this blog post)
If you have been targeted for dismissal as a teacher by LAUSD, there is one way that you might be able to defend yourself, which United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) and their attorneys at Trygstad, Schwab & Trygstad seem to avoid at all costs.
California Education Code Section 44944 requires:
(a) (1) In a dismissal or suspension proceeding initiated
pursuant to Section 44934, if a hearing is requested by
the employee,the hearing shall be commenced within 60
days from the date of the employee's demand for a hearing.
This provision is presently ignored by LAUSD, UTLA, and Trystad,
Schwab & Trygstad to the detriment of the teacher being brought up on
charges and facing dismissal.