Forecast more >
The cool front has moved offshore into the Gulf this evening with drier and cooler air taking over tonight through the weekend. Lows will likely fall into the 40's by Saturday and Sunday mornings. No rain ...
PA school board votes to approve the proposed non-renewal of Ruby Gunner's contract
The Port Arthur school board has voted to approve the proposed non-renewal of Ruby Gunner's contract. According to Superintendent Dr. Mark Porterie, the school board voted tonight with 3 voting for, 3 abstentions, and 1 person was absent.
Gunner has 15 days to appeal the ruling. She is still awaiting a date for an appeals hearing for her proposed termination.
The district issued this statement:
"While we respect the jurys findings, we do not condone the actions that Ms. Gunner took in entering another teachers classroom to confront a student. There were many other options for disciplining the student that she chose not to take. We expect teachers to be role models for students, and confronting a student an hour later in a manner that escalated to physical violence is completely unacceptable. Ms. Gunner violated the Districts corporal punishment policy, and that led to her proposed non-renewal."