In describing procedures regarding dismissal and termination procedures for teachers, EDC § 44944 states: "no witness shall be permitted to testify at the hearing except upon oath or affirmation. No testimony shall be given or evidence introduced relating to matters that occurred more than four years prior to the date of the filing of the notice. Evidence of records regularly kept by the governing board concerning the employee may be introduced, but no decision relating to the dismissal or suspension of any employee shall be made based on charges or evidence of any nature relating to matters occurring more than four years prior to the filing of the notice."
From the statute, only incidents from four years could be used to fire a teacher. However, could a public school use incidents from older than four years to issue a non-renewal of contract -- i.e. not allow the teacher to return?
I've changed the practice area to Education (although not certain that's the right one).
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