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      RS 17:523     


§523.  Permanent employees; causes for removal; procedure

A.  A regular or permanent employee shall not be dismissed or discharged, except upon written and signed charges of willful neglect of duty, or of incompetency, dishonesty, immorality, or of insubordination, or of being a member of or of contributing to any group, organization, movement or corporation that is prohibited by law or injunction from operating in the state of Louisiana, and then only if found guilty after a hearing by the Orleans Parish School Board, which hearing at the option of said employee may be private or public.  The Orleans Parish School Board shall furnish the employee a copy of the written charges at least fifteen days in advance of the date set for the hearing.  The employee shall have the right to appear before the Orleans Parish School Board at said hearing with witnesses in his behalf, and with counsel of his selection, all of whom shall be heard by the board at the hearing.

B.  Nothing herein contained shall impair the right of appeal to the court of appropriate jurisdiction.

C.  For the purposes of this Section, immorality shall mean any conviction of a felony offense affecting the public morals enumerated in Part V of Chapter 1 of Title 14 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950.

Amended by Acts 1956, No. 250, §1; Acts 1975, No. 639, §1; Acts 2003, No. 273, §1.

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