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Pinellas considers firing teacher after a decade of problems



Next week, the Pinellas school board will consider whether to fire elementary school teacher Porsha Call for incompetence and insubordination. According to district records (starting on page 259 here), Call – a 10-year veteran making $41,120 a year - got checkered evaluations in each of her first four years on the job and in each of her last four years. In fall 2008, she was put on a success plan. In early 2009, she was put on probation. Since 2001, she has been reprimanded for a DUI, suspended for one day for disparaging remarks, written up once for excessive tardiness and another three times for “uncorrected job deficiencies.”

Is it fair for parents to wonder: What took so long?

- Ron Matus, state education reporter

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:29am]


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