Teacher suspended following incident

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 16, 2006

A teacher who violated board policy pertaining to the administration of corporal punishment has been suspended for seven-days without pay, according to Butler County Schools Superintendent Mike Looney.

Looney said second-grade teacher Quana Scott's suspension started on Monday and she would return to work at W.O. Palmer Elementary School next Wednesday.

&#8220We had a good conversation and she has accepted this disciplinary action,” said Looney of Scott. &#8220Her disposition was very professional and she's looking forward to getting back to school and teaching her children.”

Looney said Scott waived her right to appeal the suspension before the Board of Education.

He said W.O. Parmer Principal Carol Teague notified him of a possible violation by Scott last Wednesday. Looney said Scott shook a student's shoulders, causing a scratch on the student's neck.

He said the student's parents had not contacted him about the matter. The student will be placed in another classroom while Scott is on leave.

&#8220We're looking forward to putting this matter behind us,” said Looney.