Former Tapp Principal's Hearing Begins
Jerry Dority is appearing before three members of the Cobb Board of Education today.
The hearing for former Tapp Middle Principal Jerry Dority, who has been on paid administrative leave since Feb. 13, is underway this morning.
Dority is appearing before three members of the Cobb Board of Education, who will make a recommendation to the full board on whether she should stay employed in the district, school system spokesman Doug Goodwin said.
The members, David Banks, David Morgan and Tim Stultz, will make a written recommendation, followed by a majority vote on whether to uphold or deny the recommendation.
Dority, 50, and a counselor at Tapp, 40-year-old Yatta Collins, were arrested earlier this month for allegedly failing to report possible abuse against a student immediately to authorities.
Collins hearing is scheduled to begin March 27, Goodwin said. She is also on paid administrative leave, and both enter their hearings with recommendations for termination from the district.
The three school board members have three days after the end of the hearings to make their recommendations, Goodwin said. The hearings don’t have to continue on consecutive days and can be spread out over weeks or months, he added.
A district employee since 1997, Dority has been the principal of Tapp since 2007 and at that time was given a salary of $104,822, the Marietta Daily Journal reported.
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