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Pinellas to consider firing classroom aide



The Pinellas County School Board will consider Tuesday whether to fire a classroom aide at John Hopkins Middle for repeatedly missing work and failing to sign in and out.

Sadie Noble-Patterson, a special education aide, has missed 14 days of work this year. She also has left early six times, according to the school district. She also hasn't followed the rules about signing in and out, completing certificates of absence, and has failed to tell an administrator that she'll be gone. She has worked at John Hopkins since 2008.

These are not the first complaints about Noble-Patterson's work habits. In 12 professional evaluations since 2003, punctuality or attendance have been noted as a problem area 10 times.

She received a three-day suspension last year for misconduct and insubordination.  

Noble-Patterson earns about $17,000 a year. She can appeal her termination, if it's approved by the School Board.

[Last modified: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 2:00pm]


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