The announced Tuesday that it is initiating dismissal proceedings against Gabrielle Leko, the math teacher in her classroom over the years.
The announcement comes after the district failed to reach a settlement with Leko that would terminate her employment. Following is the district's formal announcement.
La Cañada Unified School District
Update on Governing Board’s Vote to Initiate Dismissal Proceedings Effective February 27, 2012
February 27, 2012
On February 7, 2012 the Governing Board of La Canada Unified School District took action by unanimous vote to initiate dismissal proceedings against certificated employee number 01-11-12 effective February 27, 2012.
Along with the vote, the Board made the statement that it would continue to pursue all options including a settlement that would result in the employee’s separation from the District at the end of the current academic year.
At the close of the business day on February 27, 2012, no settlement agreement has been reached with said employee. As a result, while it is still hoped that the parties will reach agreement on a resolution of the subject matter, the District has initiated dismissal proceedings per the Education and Government Codes.
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