A commission denied efforts by a former Oxnard middle school teacher to get her job back, after it sided with the Oxnard School District over her firing because of her past history in adult films.
The school board fired Stacie Halas last spring, after some adult films she had appeared in surfaced on the internet. District officials felt having the popular Haydock Intermediate School science teacher continue to work in classroom would be disruptive to the school environment.
Halas appealed to the three member Commission on Professional Competence. There was a hearing last year, during which Halas says she took part in the movies out of financial desperation before she became a teacher. She told the panel she had turned her life around.
However, in a 46 page report the commission ruled Halas lied to school officials when they confronted her about the videos. It questioned what type of role model she could be for students.
If the 32 year old woman decides to appeal the decision, she can take it to Ventura County Superior Court, but there’s no word yet on whether she’ll do it.