Unsatisfactory Incidents Forms
Progressive Discipline and Just Cause are to be adhered to when addressing unsatisfactory incidents.
Progressive discipline uses increasingly more severe penalties to bring about positive change in employee behavior. The goals of progressive discipline are to improve employee output, correct inappropriate behavior, or terminate recalcitrant employees. Just cause requires warning prior to suspension or discharge, in the sense that employees are informed of a rule; that it was being violated and that its continued infraction could result in suspension or discharge.
Investigate the Incident (if needed)
Investigation is required if the administrator does not see the entire incident. Collect witness statements, and any other evidence such as videos, cell phones, nurse report, incident reports, emails, photographs, physical evidence, etc.
If the administrator sees the entire incident, then a 204 document can be written and a conference notice along with the 204 document must be given to the employee. (See below).
Unsatisfactory Incident Conference Notice
PFT employees must be provided a conference notice at least 24 hours in advance.
Local 32BJ/1201 and Local 634 employees must be provided a conference notice at least 48 hours in advance.
Rescheduled Conference Notice (Employee Failed to Attend)
Employee has the opportunity to respond to allegations during the conference. Take notes during conference. Make a determination after the conference and put the outcome in writing either as a memo or 204 if warranted.
Unsatisfactory Incident SEH-204 (if necessary)
The 204 must include the details of the incident along with a conclusion and recommendations. The completed 204 document must be provided with the conference notice for the 204 conference. PFT employees must be provided a conference notice at least 24 hours in advance. Local 32BJ/1201 and Local 634 employees must be provided a conference notice at least 48 hours in advance.
Conference Summary – After the conference, summarize what occurred at the 204 conference.
Second level conference/hearing request
Second level conference/hearing request MUST be forwarded to Assistant Superintendents for teachers and the Hearing Officer for support staff. Use the second level checklist.
CHECKLIST FOR SECOND LEVEL CONFERENCES/HEARINGS