Drunk Public School Teachers Can’t Be Fired Under Union Contract?

Posted on October 1, 2012


Michigan (The Gaslamp Post) – It was recently discovered that the teacher’s union negotiated a pretty sweet deal for their members in the Bay City public school district.  Did you know that their teacher’s contract permits a teacher to be drunk or on drugs, while on the job, and not get fired for it?

I kid you not.  Michigan, I hope you guys are paying attention.  Have a seat and strap yourself in, because this will piss you off!

Apparently, public school teachers are afforded several chances, after being caught, of being under the influence while teaching your kids, before they can legally be fired.  Key word here is “caught”.

According to the Michigan Capital Confidential, a teacher would have to be caught up to as many as 5 times before they could be terminated.  Being responsible, they tightened the constraints on being caught under the influence of illicit or illegal drug use.  According to the contract, 3 strikes, and you’re out.

Just keep in mind that the school has a policy of notifying law enforcement immediately, if a student is found to be under the influence.

Even if they are caught selling drugs on school grounds, they are given a second chance – even if it’s to a student that they are “caught” (remember, they have to be caught in the act).

The suspect contract, which was accepted by the teacher’s union in 1997, has wording such as follows:

Teachers in possession or under the influence of illegal drugs could be caught three times before they lost their job, and they got five strikes if they were drunk on school grounds before being fired. A school district official said the language in the union contract that protects teachers for those instances “was incorporated into the teacher Master Agreement in 1997.”

Those protections also were included in the Bay City Education Association teacher’s contract that was agreed to in January in section 16.1300 “Controlled Substances” on page 92. That contract expired June 30 and negotiations on a new contract are ongoing.

Interestingly enough, the “full force and effect” clause of the contract also covers school employees whom are not directly covered by the Teacher’s Tenure Act.  This umbrella would also protect other school employees such as school psychologists, guidance counselors, librarians, school nurses, and social workers.

Question for you America, but aren’t these the same people who are charged with enforcing nanny state regulations, intrusive socialist policies, and like to flaunt their legal ability to step in between you and your children?

And now it comes out that they can be on the sauce in the course of their duties.  Now, according to their contracts, these clowns can be trashed and then be around YOUR kids, influence your kids, and intervene in not only theirs, but YOUR life!

It came out last week that the state of Florida is bringing back paddling in public schools.  Also last week, a story out of the great state of Texas featured a female student who received a couple of swats for letting another student cheat off of her paper.

After her parents raised a stink because the “educator” who dealt out said swat was a male, the state board of education said that an opposite sex educator would be well within the confines of their charge to deal out such a punishment, as long as there was a witness.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for the brats getting a fresh one when they step out of line.  They paddled us back in school when I was a kid (wow, does that date me).

But now thinking back, hasn’t the narrative been since the rise of political correctness, during President Bill Clinton’s administration, that such a form of punishment was considered abuse?  Wasn’t Hillary Clinton the one who pushed her own version of this flaky ideology in her book, “It Takes A Village” (to raise a child)?

See, YOU can’t do what you have to do in order to set your kid straight – but when the state does it, then THAT’S lawful.

And now to add insult to injury, the one dealing out the law and order can be under the influence, get physical with your kids, and is free from termination up until the FIFTH OFFENSE?

Where I come from America, we have a saying, “that’s horseshit.”

Now do you see what happens when you elect the feel-good clowns, who make you think that the government is going to take care of all of your problems?  Yeah, they’re going to take care of things alright.

And NOW they’re unaccountable.  What’s wrong with this picture?

(h/t:  Michigan Capital Confidential)