School board votes against firing Page teacher - FOX 29 News Philadelphia | WTXF-TV

School board votes against firing Page teacher

Updated:

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - The school board in Page has voted against firing a teacher who did not immediately report two students missing from her classroom.

Melanie Howard still could face disciplinary action.

Page Unified School District Superintendent Jim Walker tells the Arizona Daily Sun that administrators will discuss that next week.

The school board met Tuesday night to consider Howard's dismissal but voted against it.

The teacher had realized two first-graders were missing from her classroom after lunch in January and searched for them. But she didn't tell the main office that they were gone for nearly an hour.

The boys were found hours later at a gas station two miles away.

A phone number listed for a Melanie Howard in Page went unanswered Thursday.

 

Information from: Arizona Daily Sun, http://www.azdailysun.com/

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

WTXF-TV
330 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2796

Phone: (215) 925-2929
Fax: (215) 982-5494

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices