In a highly publicized case, an administrator was accused of illegally hacking a District computer network in violation of California Penal Code §§502(c)(2); 182. The District sought immediate termination without pay. Haight negotiated a separation agreement by which administrator received significant compensation. Regardless, hundreds of documents were submitted to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (“CTC”), consequently they instituted credential revocation proceedings. Through declaration, documentation, and legal argument, Haight was able to demonstrate not only that the administrator had no culpability, but also that the evidence generated against her was retaliatory. Based on the foregoing, the committee closed its investigation and recommended no adverse action. This is a highly unusual result in that CTC regularly takes action when criminal charges are involved.
March 28, 2018