Oft-Jailed Special-Ed Teacher Paid By PPS To Resign From Job

One month after Portland Public Schools put one of its special-education teachers on leave for alleged misconduct, a top district administrator sent an unusually blunt message about him to colleagues.

“Based on the evidence, he is a danger to students,” wrote Mary Pearson, the school district’s most senior special-education official, on Dec. 1, 2015.

More than two years later, Portland Public Schools has finally cut ties with that teacher, Andrew Oshea — but not before paying him $139,000 to not work for 22 months and an additional $19,326 to resign.

Oshea’s story, first reported by the Portland Tribune in August, has some observers scratching their heads over how PPS could ignore a problem teacher for so long.

Read the whole story at Pamplin Media.

Source: Oft-Jailed Special-Ed Teacher Paid By PPS To Resign From Job . News | OPB

Jimmy Kilpatrick, a national recognized professional special education advocate since 1994.

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