The following letter from OECTA President James Ryan was sent to the Council of President [local presidents] on September 18, 2013. It's in regards to the Discipline Panel Decision to dismiss former Halton Elementary President Richard Brock. Many questions are addressed which have also been asked, debated and discussed here on my teachers blog.
Take a look below + read it for yourself:
There has been much interest in the recent decision of the OECTA Discipline Panel, its implications, legalities and the role of the provincial executive in the process. The provincial executive has discussed all of these issues with the advice of legal counsel. The following is a summary of the salient points in this discussion.
Role of the Provincial Executive in the OECTA Discipline Process
The following bylaws relate to the provincial executive’s role in the Association’s discipline process:
An Appendum was attached containing a photocopy of a document entitled Late Addendum of Action. It was dated February 11+12 2013 and contains what appears to be the minutes from a Feb 6 2013 Discipline Board meeting, as referenced in the letter above.