Medina v. Harrisburg Sch. Dist.

The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court affirmed the Harrisburg School District’s decision to reassign Medina, a school district employee. The District sent Medina a letter, captioned as a notice of discipline, informing him that the District’s administration had concluded that the School Board reassign Medina to the position of Program Grants Administrator with a substantial salary reduction. Medina appealed. The trial court and the Commonwealth Court affirmed. The Court concluded that Medina was not a professional employee as defined in the School Code and that his reassignment was not a removal but a demotion. As such, it was not subject to any hearing requirement under the School Code.

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