Monday, February 21, 2011 at 1:53 p.m.
We all know jobs in education are rare these days, especially if Gov. Rick Scott's proposed budget cuts go into effect, meaning an estimated 20,000 classroom job losses across the state.
So, for all the teachers out there who want to keep their jobs, here is a tip: Remember that the term "teacher's pet" should never be taken literally.
That may not have been the case with Cooper City Elementary School's Cheryl Grampa. The 45-year-old teacher was given a five-day suspension after being accused of soliciting massages from her students,
reports News Channel 5.
According to an administrative complaint filed by the school district, Grampa violated state ethics codes after allegedly asking students to touch her inappropriately in "exchange for rewards."
The complaint didn't go into specifics (we were disappointed too), but the district responded by saying it would fire Grampa -- who has been teaching for more than ten years -- for future violations of her "sufficiently notorious" behavior.
It makes you wonder just how many kids have received straight A's for their massage skills. Maybe it's just us, but no "reward" is worth manual labor in the classroom... understanding improper infractions is hard enough.
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