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Updated: 05/15/2014 08:00:01AM

Challenge raised over 10 teachers fired without cause

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By SUSAN E. HOFFMAN

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DeSoto County School Superintendent Karyn Gary exercised her discretion and authority to dismiss 10 DeSoto teachers without cause.

Gary said under a 2011 amendment of the Florida statutes, for teachers hired after July 1, 2011, the district may issue probationary contracts, and teachers working under a probationary contract may be dismissed without cause. (Teachers under an annual contract, after the probationary period, can be dismissed only for “just cause,” under the law.)

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