More severe disciplinary penalty imposed by Commissioner Of Education sustained
Kloepfer v. Ambach 82 A.D.2d 974
A teacher having 11 years of satisfactory service was charged with being ineffective and incompetent following her transfer to another school. After an Education Law Section 3020-1 hearing, the hearing officer recommended that she be suspended for six months and placed in another school.
On appeal, the Commissioner of Education held the teacher should be terminated. When the teacher sued, the Court held the Commissioner could impose the penalty of dismissal.