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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

STEPHANIE PLATIA VS. BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF HAMILTON

 STEPHANIE PLATIA VS. BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE
 TOWNSHIP OF HAMILTON, MERCER COUNTY
 A-1730-12T3

In this appeal, we consider the application of the
"temporary" employee exception to the Tenure Act, N.J.S.A.
18A:16-1.1. Plaintiff was employed as a special education
teacher by the Board of Education of Hamilton Township
(Board) for more than three academic years in a four-year
period. However, the Board denied that she obtained tenure
under the Tenure Act, N.J.S.A. 18A:28-1 to -18, because her
employment for one of those academic years was as a "Long
Term Substitute" pursuant to a contract that stated the
position was "non-tenurial." We conclude the exception
does not apply and that Platia obtained tenure as of right. 01/29/14