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Court enforces prior arbitration and settlement agreement and discharges teacher

In Heffelfinger v. Bad Axe Pub. Schs., the Court of Appeals determined that the employer did not do a bad job of "axing" a tenured teacher.  The school had attempted to discharge Heffelfinger after arguing that he used excessive force against a student.  This claim was resolved at arbitration with a stipulation to resign in the event of a second incident.  The School Board "accepted" his resignation after a second incident was alleged, and the teacher argued that its action in discharging him violated the Teacher Tenure Act--and that he was entitled to a more appropriate procedure.  The Court of Appeals summarily rejected his argument.

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