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In the Matter of Beck-Nichols v. Bianco, 20

In challenge to defendant's residency policy that District personnel are expected to be domiciled in Niagara Falls: 1) the policy and its implementing regulations are clear and not ambiguous; 2) the requirement is unrelated to job performance, misconduct or competency and so plaintiffs Adrian and Luchey were not entitled to hearings complying with Education Law sections 2509 (2), 3020 & 3020-a, which deal with teacher discipline; 3) defendant's notice and hearing procedures easily complied with due process; 4) defendant rationally concluded that plaintiffs Beck-Nichols and Adrian did not comply with the residency requirement; but 5) plaintiff Luchey's case is remanded to determine whether defendant's decision was arbitrary and capricious.

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  • Decided 02/19/2013
  • Published 02/19/2013


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