The current tribunal system in place to review appealed cases of misconduct and inadequate job performance of school employees is expensive, ineffective and inconsistent.
- Superintendents are reluctant to fire or suspend an insubordinate employee due to the cost, complexity of the process, and likelihood their decision will be overturned by a tribunal.
- Tribunals most often reverse or modify local superintendent decisions. They may also include complex and expensive rulings. This is after a school district has already paid the cost of the proceeding.
- Kentucky students, parents, and educators deserve a more professional process. We need a system to ensure all students have a safe and productive classroom environment.