On Tuesday, March 8th, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral arguments regarding a Dayton high school special education teacher who was convicted of assault for striking a student confined to a wheelchair. The Dayton Public Schools Board of Education and the teacher agreed to use arbitration to decide whether she could be fired, and the arbitrator decided the board had good cause to fire her. Exactly three months later, she filed a request in common pleas court to set aside or adjust the ruling. The school board objected arguing the law required it to receive notice of the appeal within three months, and that the teacher missed the filing deadline. The Ohio Supreme Court will hear oral arguments next week to determine if the filing was submitted on time or if the teacher was just days late.
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