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October 22, 2014, 7:17 am
970 WMAY News

Still Unclear How Many Springfield Teachers Have Certification Issues

Springfield school officials still can’t say how many teachers may have problems with their certification. 


Superintendent Walter Milton told the school board Monday night that a credential check of district staff found “some” discrepancies in the paperwork and certification required of teachers for the grade level they’re teaching.  Milton says the district expects most of the problems are just paperwork snafus, and don’t mean that the teachers are unqualified for the jobs they are doing. 


But district spokesman Pete Sherman says the district is now doing a second check of all irregularities that were uncovered, to make sure that every teacher in the district has the correct certification for their teaching assignment.  The problem came to light after a Lanphier High teacher who was accused of a sexual relationship with students was found not to have the proper credentials for the classes she was teaching.

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