All intrepid Substitute teachers, hear my story. First, you endure a hell day with extreme behavior. You push back on the behavior, the misbehaving run to the office and make false allegations. Really incendiary ones like cursing, physical assault, along with lesser condemnations for good measure like disrespect etc. Whatever harnesses attention. You're unsuspecting, because it was done underhandedly, but then you get the call from the principle. You
shadow box your accusers, deny the allegations, describe the
behavior. The principle snags some phrases sufficient for his
"report". The report is put in your personnel file. Two or three,
and Human Resources takes the allegations and transforms
them into "verified" guilt, even if originally reported as allegations only. The write up is a vile compilation of student allegations and anything else they may have found in their "investigation", the methods for which are secret, undisclosed.
You are removed from the sub list after 4+ years of service and requests from teachers over those years. You fight for your reputation and sanity. But to no avail. As the Supervisor of Human Resources for North Thurston School District, Dawn Long, author of the final "official" report, states via our last phone conversation, when contesting the lack of any protection for my rights, "Well, actually substitutes have no rights".
Railroaded to the guillotine, my head is severed and thrust on a
pole, and my credentials run through the shredder. Let it be a
warning to others. And remember, carry an unabridged copy of the No Limits Pander Playbook, and let mayhem reign. Save yourselves.