“Rubber Room” Teachers Rarely Return
Hillel Aron | December 12, 2012
Roughly 300 LAUSD employees – mostly teachers – suspected of misconduct are housed in “rubber rooms,” as you may recall from last week’s LA Weekly article documenting the process and the costs of the lengthy review and dismissal process (127 days, on average).
But how many employees ever find their way back to their old jobs? As it turns out, not very many. In the 2011-2012 school year, only 16 employees were reassigned back to school sites, according to LAUSD. In 2012-2013, which is about halfway through, just 14 have been reassigned.