ALBANY, Ga. — Westover High School science teacher and assistant soccer coach Bryan Haas has been suspended without pay for seven days.
Haas is the third Dougherty County School System employee to have been suspended over the past four weeks.
In a suspension letter hand delivered to Haas last Wednesday, DCSS interim Superintendent Butch Mosely wrote:
“On April 23, your principal, Mr. William Chunn, informed me of several instances where your conduct was inappropriate. You were cited for a disrespectful comment made to a student, a lack of classroom control and failure to comply with administration two times.
“Because of your inappropriate actions, you will be suspended without pay for seven working days. Your suspension without pay will begin April 25, 2013. You can return to work on May 6, 2013.”
Haas can ask for a hearing before a board tribunal, but according to Chunn Haas began his suspension as scheduled last Thursday.
This is Haas’s second suspension with the Dougherty County School System. According to Mosely’s letter, Haas was also sent home for five days in October of 2011 for using profanity in the classroom.
“Mr. Haas, if there are any incidents in the future, you will face serious consequences and possible termination,” Mosely’s letter concluded. “I trust there will be no further problems.”