Conor Neusel


In a recent Missouri case, Homa v. Carthage R-IX School District, the Court of Appeals for the Southern District upheld the Carthage School District's decision to terminate one of its program directors for engaging in "immoral conduct."6 The Carthage school board terminated Lynda Homa, a teacher, and the director of its Parents-as-Teachers program, after it found that Homa authorized a parent-educator to visit an incarcerated program participant to convince the participant to put her child up for adoption.7 Interestingly, the court did not base its determination solely on the inappropriate adoption discussion. In its opinion, the court put Freater emphasis on Homa's deceit and dishonesty in covering up the incident

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