TEACHER STANDARDS AND PRACTICES COMMISSION v. BERGERSON
In this judicial review proceeding, a long time elementary school teacher challenges a final order of the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) suspending her teaching license for a period of 60 days. She contends that the order does not establish that certain acts that she committed in 2001 constitute either "gross neglect of duty" or "gross unfitness," as those terms are used in the statutes and rules that authorize the TSPC to suspend teachers' licenses. She also challenges the TSPC's order on the ground that the TSPC failed to identify and explain modifications that it made to a proposed order issued by the administrative law judge (ALJ) who heard the case. Court conclude that petitioner's challenges are well taken. Accordingly, court reverse the decision of the Court of Appeals that upheld the TSPC order. Court also reverse the final order of the TSPC and remand the case to the TSPC for further consideration.