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Calif. teacher with past in porn loses appeal

Posted by on Jan. 16, 2013 at 7:21 AM
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OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - A middle school teacher who was fired after students learned she had appeared in pornography has lost her appeal to return to the classroom.

Halas' lawyer Richard Schwab said Tuesday that 32-year-old Stacie Halas was ruled unfit for the classroom by a three-judge commission.

Judge Julie Cabos-Owen said in a 46-page decision issued Friday by the Commission on Professional Competence that Halas was continually deceitful about admitting she'd had a nine-month career in porn before she went to work at Haydock Intermediate School in Oxnard.

Schwab says Halas tried to be honest but was embarrassed by her previous experience in the adult industry.

He says they are reviewing the decision and may pursue the issue in another court.

Halas has been on administrative leave since the video surfaced in March.

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Do you think she should have lost her job?

by on Jan. 16, 2013 at 7:21 AM
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Ms.KitKat
by Platinum Member on Jan. 16, 2013 at 8:13 AM
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 She has not lost her job yet. She is on admin leave which means she is still collecting her salary and has her full benefits under her contract. Should she lose her job for being a porn queen?

YES! most BOE policies require honesty and truthfulness- she apparently violated this policy. I would be curious though to know what was in that 46 page decision- that judge apparently had a lot to say.

celticwych
by Member on Jan. 16, 2013 at 8:25 AM
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 There is a huge difference in 9 months in pornography and being a "porn queen".   I know lots of parents who watch porn.  Does that make there parenting any different? Should they lose there children or job as a parent for watching porn or performing in porn movies?  Im not totally comfortable with porn and no desire to watch it.  That doesnt mean if you watch it or perform in movies your a bad person and incapable of being around children.  I worked for our school district  and there was nothing on there asking if your past jobs were in the porn business.  They run a background check with the police dept.  She obviously didnt break any laws or she wouldnt of been hired in the first place.  Unless her teaching had to do with how to perform lap dances I dont think she should lose her job.  Perhaps the school district should evaluate there hiring procedures and do a little more background checking. 

Quoting Ms.KitKat:

 She has not lost her job yet. She is on admin leave which means she is still collecting her salary and has her full benefits under her contract. Should she lose her job for being a porn queen?

YES! most BOE policies require honesty and truthfulness- she apparently violated this policy. I would be curious though to know what was in that 46 page decision- that judge apparently had a lot to say.

 

Ms.KitKat
by Platinum Member on Jan. 16, 2013 at 8:31 AM
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 This is not a value judgement here. (although I have to say- if an adult is caught with child porn- there will be consequneces).

Apparently this teacher violated the BOE policy for her school district. My guess is too that this was not the only thing she "violated" otherwise the judge's decision would not be 46 pages long.

I can only assume the BOE did background checks but how do you figure out if someone is purposely being deceitful. That takes time. Again, the point is not that she was a porn-whatever. The point is that she LIED ABOUT IT!

Quoting celticwych:

 There is a huge difference in 9 months in pornography and being a "porn queen".   I know lots of parents who watch porn.  Does that make there parenting any different? Should they lose there children or job as a parent for watching porn or performing in porn movies?  Im not totally comfortable with porn and no desire to watch it.  That doesnt mean if you watch it or perform in movies your a bad person and incapable of being around children.  I worked for our school district  and there was nothing on there asking if your past jobs were in the porn business.  They run a background check with the police dept.  She obviously didnt break any laws or she wouldnt of been hired in the first place.  Unless her teaching had to do with how to perform lap dances I dont think she should lose her job.  Perhaps the school district should evaluate there hiring procedures and do a little more background checking. 

Quoting Ms.KitKat:

 She has not lost her job yet. She is on admin leave which means she is still collecting her salary and has her full benefits under her contract. Should she lose her job for being a porn queen?

YES! most BOE policies require honesty and truthfulness- she apparently violated this policy. I would be curious though to know what was in that 46 page decision- that judge apparently had a lot to say.

 

 

stormcris
by Christy on Jan. 16, 2013 at 8:44 AM

I think that people should not have to disclose their past if they do not want to with the exception of a sexual offender charges.

emeraldangel2.0
by on Jan. 16, 2013 at 8:46 AM
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not because she was in porn, but because she tried to hide it

CorpCityGrl
by Bronze Member on Jan. 16, 2013 at 8:56 AM
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She clearly violated BOE policies and lied about it.  They require honesty and she tried to lie about it and cover it up and that is a clear violation of BOE policy.  I'm assuming there was more to it since the judge went of for 46 pages.

Euphoric
by Bazinga! on Jan. 16, 2013 at 9:49 AM

 I agree.

Quoting stormcris:

I think that people should not have to disclose their past if they do not want to with the exception of a sexual offender charges.

 

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1REALQT
by on Jan. 16, 2013 at 9:55 AM
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As a teacher, police officer, clergy, etc...one is expected to possess ethics. I know for a fact that there is an unofficial oath for teachers and police officers that states they will always do what is ethical and strive to maintain a good reputation. Now, I understand said teacher is no longer engaging in porn, but the damage to her reputation is already done. Yes, she was right to have lost her job.
1REALQT
by on Jan. 16, 2013 at 9:57 AM
Why do you think then they are allowed to dismiss a politician from becoming president over his past?
Quoting Euphoric:

 I agree.

Quoting stormcris:

I think that people should not have to disclose their past if they do not want to with the exception of a sexual offender charges.

 


Euphoric
by Bazinga! on Jan. 16, 2013 at 9:59 AM

 I wouldn't agree with that either, unless he/she was a criminal/sex offender.

Quoting 1REALQT:

Why do you think then they are allowed to dismiss a politician from becoming president over his past?
Quoting Euphoric:

 I agree.

Quoting stormcris:

I think that people should not have to disclose their past if they do not want to with the exception of a sexual offender charges.

 


 

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