Saturday, April 07, 2007
Not A Great Form of Discipline
She might lose her job?????
April 5, 2007
A Toronto school principal faces a serious board of education review after admitting to throwing feces at a young boy who was not in her care.
Maria Pantalone, 49, pleaded guilty to assault against a child Monday out of "total frustration" but was given an absolute discharge to keep her from having a criminal record stemming from the incident last June - but she now faces peer sentencing for her actions.
Since the charge, she has been suspended indefinitely from her job as principal at Keele Street Junior Public School and Mountainview Alternative.
The in-house counsel for the Toronto District School Board, Grant Bowers, told the Toronto Star that the board will be conducting its own review into the incident.
Mr. Bowers said that the review could result in punishment, transfer or dismissal of Bowers.
In his ruling, the judge said Pantalone was "publicly embarrassed, if not humiliated. She has suffered more than most." She might get her job back.