Why is it so difficult to fire bad teachers? WFTV found at least one superintendent and teacher who said the termination process needs to be updated.
Michelle McGhee, a third-grade teacher in Seminole County, brought a loaded handgun to school. She also kept her job.
Teacher Abby Sanchez said anyone in the private sector would have been fired.
"It's outrageous. We are sick over it.
"It seems like it's impossible for these teachers to get fired.
The process was set by lawmakers in the
"I only think it's appropriate that the school board should have the final say on the penalty," Vogel said.
Going against the judge's decision sets a district up for an appeal. Abrahms appealed her case and won, costing taxpayers nearly $40,000 in legal fees.
"There is a natural bias on the local level. They have a vested interest on the outcome," Caldwell said.
But critics said local administrators know what's best for their students. Lawmakers recently put an end to teacher tenure.
Supporters say this will help schools get rid of
So far this year, Orange County has fired three teachers for not performing well in the classroom.