Call to cost NJ teacher more than $50K

(AP) - New Jersey's education commissioner says a teacher should forfeit more than $50,000 pay for making a four-minute personal call during class. However, Desly Getty won't lose her job as a performing

News 12 Staff

Aug 11, 2009, 11:55 PM

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(AP) - New Jersey's education commissioner says a teacher should forfeit more than $50,000 pay for making a four-minute personal call during class.
However, Desly Getty won't lose her job as a performing artsteacher at Asbury Park High School.
Court records show Getty was covering for another teacher for 45minutes in 2008 when she called suspended superintendent AntonioLewis.
A student recorded two students dancing while she was on thephone and posted it on YouTube.
Getty went back to the class the next day to question studentsafter she had learned about the video.
The teacher was reprimanded.
Asbury Park prohibits teachers from making personal calls whileperforming assigned duties.
Getty can appeal the ruling.


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