Thursday, August 13, 2009

Expensive Phone Call

There must be something we're not being told:

The attorney for a New Jersey teacher says she won't appeal a $22,000 fine for making a four-minute personal call during class...

Court records show the veteran performing arts teacher was covering for another teacher in 2008 when she made the cell-phone call to suspended superintendent Antonio Lewis, WCBS TV reported...

The district bans teachers from making personal calls while performing assigned duties.

The fine seems excessive, at least to me.

1 comment:

Mr. D said...

I guess it's the fact that she was calling a suspended (thus politically unpopular) superintendent. At my first school, the worst thing that happened to the teacher next door who used his cell phone during class was a non-specific bullet point on the weekly memo:

"Teachers, please refrain from using your cell phone during classes."