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RSS FeedsTDSB fires teacher who campaigned for federal election in Quebec and worked at a Montreal school while on medical leave
(The Star Theatre)


16 november 2019 05:51:28

TDSB fires teacher who campaigned for federal election in Quebec and worked at a Montreal school while on medical leave
(The Star Theatre)

The Toronto public school board has fired a teacher who, while on medical leave, campaigned for the federal election in Quebec and worked at a Montreal school. It is also demanding she return her pay.Late Friday afternoon, the Toronto District School Board wrapped up its investigation into Roseline Dorcin, who was supposed to start teaching a Grade 3-4 French immersion class at Earl Haig Public School this year but never showed up because she was on medical leave. “Following the conclusion of our investigation into alleged sick leave abuse, a decision has been made to proceed with termination of this employee,” said TDSB spokesperson Ryan Bird. “We are continuing with steps to ensure any pay that was received improperly will be returned and the events that resulted in the termination will be reported to the Ontario College of Teachers.”The Star attempted to reach Dorcin and the teachers union late on Friday for comment, but did not hear back. At the TDSB, she went by the name Christine Dorcin, but her full name, according to the Ontario College of Teachers, is Roseline Marie-Christine Aline Dorcin. Teachers’ collective agreements entitle them to 11 sick days at 100 per cent of their salary, and 120 short-term leave and disability plan days at 90 per cent of their salary.The Star first wrote about Dorcin last month, detailing the frustrations of parents of Earl Haig students who were supposed to be in Dorcin’s class, but by mid-October were still being taught by a supply teacher. In mid-September, a group of parents curious about Dorcin’s whereabouts discovered social media accounts under her name that said she was living in Montreal, was looking for a career change and had run for an NDP nomination. They immediately took their concerns to the principal, superintendent, trustees and the board’s director, triggering an investigation. But weeks passed and parents grew increasingly frustrated because the board wouldn&# ...

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