NJ Teacher To Pay $22K Fine For Phone Call
Asbury Park Teacher To Pay Large Fine For 4-Minute Call Made During Class
Her lawyer says a New Jersey teacher won't appeal a $22,000 fine for making a four-minute personal call in class. Attorney Stephen Hunter says Desley Getty acknowledges she made a mistake.
The 120-day salary forfeiture will be based on calendar days and will be deducted from a base salary of about $70,000.
A couple of thoughts:
- I made $19,000 in my first year of teaching in Clinton, Mississippi. She's being fined more than I made that entire year.
- $70,000 is a great salary for a teacher. no teacher makes close to that in alabama.
- $22,000 seems a little excessive for a phone call during class, eh?