School teacher placed on leave

Published 12:00 am Saturday, February 11, 2006

A W.O. Parmer teacher has been placed on administrative leave, according to Superintendent Mike Looney.

Looney said he received a report on Wednesday from W.O. Parmer principal Carol Teague that Quana Scott, a second-grade teacher at the school, had violated school board policy as it pertains to disciplining a student.

At that point he made the decision to place Scott on administrative leave.

Looney said he couldn't elaborate on the particulars of the alleged incident, because an investigation by school officials is still on going in the matter.

&#8220I take allegations of this kind very seriously,” said Looney.

&#8220We have great employees in our school system, but we must also ensure that our policies and procedures are being followed.”

Looney said he asked the Butler County Board of Education to formerly adopt the state's Educator Code of Ethics when he first arrived in August. He said he holds teachers to those standards, which defines the professional behavior and ethical conduct of all educators in Alabama.

Looney said he expects the investigation to conclude within the next few days, at which time he will take further action if necessary.

The Advocate was unable to contact Scott prior to this issue going to press.