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Agenda Item #55
LR 7 Approval of Augustus Chappelle Final Order
Augustus Chappelle was employed by the School District of Palm Beach County as a Technician - Systems II.
On October 5, 2011, the Superintendent made a recommendation that Mr. Chappelle be suspended without pay and terminated based upon: (1) Excessive Absences: School Board Policy 3.80(1), Leave of Absence ; Florida Statutes Section 1012.67, Absence without leave and the Collective Bargaining Agreement with SEIU/Florida Public Services Union (Regular), Article 22- SICK LEAVES; (2) Gross Insubordination: School Board Policy 3.10(6), Conditions of Employment and Rule 6B-4.009 (4), F.A.C. Criteria for Suspension and Dismissal.; (3) Unethical Conduct: School Board Policy 3.02, (4)(a), (4) (f) and (4)(j), Code of Ethics; (4) Failure to Follow Policy/Rule or Directive, School Board Policy 3.10 (6), Conditions of Employment and School Board Policy 1.013(1) Responsibilities of School District Personnel and Staff; and (5) Failure to Fulfill the School District’s Job Description for a Technician-Systems II, Job Code: 34200.
Mr. Chappelle timely asserted his right to an appeal and a hearing was held before the Division of Administrative Hearings on January 30, 2012. A Recommended Order was entered by the Administrative Law Judge on March 15, 2012, recommending the School Board enter a final order that suspends Mr. Chappelle from employment without pay and terminates his employment with the District.
Petitioner did not file exceptions to the Recommended Order. Respondent did not file any exceptions.
- This Final Order is in the best interest of the School Board.
I recommend that the Board adopt the Final Order in the matter of Palm Beach County School Board v. Augustus Chappelle, DOAH case number 11-5459TTS, a copy of which is attached hereto, and authorize the execution of all related documents.
Sheryl G. Wood, Esq.; General Counsel
A. Denise Sagerholm, Esq.; Associate Counsel
There is no financial impact.
Attachment: Chappelle Final Order 041812.pdf
Attachment: Meale Letter 31512.pdf
Attachment: Chappelle Recommended Order.pdf