Teachers could be fired without certification

About 60 teachers in the school district will have their jobs on the line have if they don’t get the proper certification to teach English learners within about 40 days.

Tuesday night the Board of Education unanimously passed Superintendent Carlos Garcia’s proposition to require every teacher be certified by January 20.

By state law, any teacher with an English learner student in the classroom must have the certification, and commissioners have said there is likely at least one in every classroom.

But there are still about 60 who have not done it yet despite notification before the proposal passed and now face sanctions as severe as dismissal.

The teacher’s union has been requesting the school board help with finances to get them certified – which requires either a $300 exam or 12 units of appropriate college courses.

The board has in the past offered classes and financial assistance for the certification and is working with teachers now to help again.

The school board was also scheduled to vote on whether they want a potential boarding school in the Bayview, but the charter school petitioner withdrew its proposal.

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