Fired Teacher's Reinstatement Appealed

Neshaminy teacher who was fired after she was accused of shoplifting must be reinstated, a judge recently ruled.

A judge recently ruled that Maple Point Middle School teacher Tara Buskewas must be reinstated to her position by the end of the month.

However, the Neshaminy School District has filed an appeal in Commonwealth Court to protest the judge's decision, PhillyBurbs.com reports.

Richie Webb, school board president, told the website the judge should have not heard her appeal. He said she invoked her right to appeal the decision to either the school board or courts.

"The law allows her to choose one or the other, but not both. She chose the former," Webb said in a June 2012 press release.

Buskewas was arrested and charged with retail theft and receiving stolen property in 2012 and took part in a Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition program, court records show. If the seventh and eighth grade Family and Consumer Science instructor stays out of trouble, the ARD program for first first-time offenders will clear her record of the theft charges.

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robert May 30, 2013 at 01:39 PM
Tricia, I appreciate your comments and opinions and your right to express them,but here are the FACTS and the Law.I know you sit there and spout off what you think, but, Pennsylvania State Law says something different. Sorry. In order to step foot on a school district property to "work" around children, or volunteer to be in the school with children one must go through a two part Pennsylvania State Police background check. One part is for criminal record, the other part pertains to child abuse et.al. I am a Union Carpenter. We do not go on a property without having those papers, and for the most part our work usually occurs during the summer months when there is minimal school activity for obvious reasons ,doing repair and renovations. Those members of our Union that have criminal past, or ARD's, or any violations , that can not pass that background, do NOT go to that job.sucks...but, that's the law. ...so if anyone that works or volunteers with usually minimal contact with children is held to this standard, it would stand to reason that a teacher who has actual classroom contact hours with children should at a minimum be able to cleanly pass the check.....sorry......your personal activities DO matter, and your behavior does cut to the core of your character....you want to work and teach children, then you act accordingly and behave in a decent way...because like it or not...it effects your job.....
former teacher May 30, 2013 at 11:22 PM
Thanks, Robert.
Tricia May 31, 2013 at 01:05 AM
I thought this was over......well Robert I appreciate your thoughts....so as I sit here and spout off Mr Union Carpenter Robert you are allowed to your opinion. I know many union carpenters sheet metal workers etc. I have never seen any of them carry papers with them that state they are a law abiding upstanding citizen. ARD cannot be found once expunged unless you are a fed. So good luck in your life Robert. Maybe you and the former teacher should meet up and chat. Or better yet 'spout off" . Me....I'm finished.
robert June 01, 2013 at 08:26 PM
It really lends to your ignorance...I didn't present MY opinion....I presented you with the protocol and STATE LAW....and you still scoff.....good for you...looks like one of your tattoos may be running......
Tricia June 02, 2013 at 06:38 PM
Bashing me is ignorant i will be reporting u robert to the site manager


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