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School board takes no action in response to union in Powers case


Goldendale School Board met in a closed meeting on Thursday to discuss a complaint made by the union representing Goldendale school employees in the case of termination of employment of Cheri Powers. The union notified the school that they believed the process did not provide a “Loudermill hearing,” which requires that the school show all of their evidence and allow the accused to present their side of the story prior to the termination. It is based on a U.S. Supreme Court decision on a case in Ohio that dealt with the rights of public employees.

The union suggested modification of the school’s action, according to Superintendent Mark Heid. Following nearly an hour of closed-door di...

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Reader Comments

opinion8d writes:

A citizen utilizing freedom of speech to judge someone guilty before all the facts are known is also nothing new! It's much more likely the para-educators union will fight to get the district to find the truth of the accusations and THEN move accordingly (as is her right, you know fair trial and all). Oh, and hopefully you will never need to exercise your right to a fair trial and to be considered innocent until proven guilty, because a rush to judgement will likely be the public's gift to you!! By the way I am in no way involved in this case or the union, in fact I don't even live in your town. So before you rush to judgement on my comment, get your facts in order please.

5150flyer writes:

A teachers' union defending a sexual predator is nothing new. They will fight to get her paid leave and then her job back.


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