A public school teacher has been suspended with pay while Hartford school officials investigate allegations that she took cash to excuse students from detention.
School officials have not released the name of the teacher who works at Quirk Middle School. She was placed on a paid leave of absence after the school district received complaints from parents.
"The district is taking these charges seriously and is currently conducting an investigation into the matter," Terry D'Italia, a school system spokesman said Thursday.
One parent who made a complaint said that the teacher took $30 or $40 from her son.
Friday, June 15, 2007
Cash Instead of Detention
Teacher accused of taking payoffs from students