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If you work for the Alamo School District can you be fired if you are convicted of a crime?

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July 15, 2015 7:47PM

Virtually all schools public and private have what is called a "moral clause" in teacher and employee contracts. Whether or not one can be fired for being convicted of a crime depends on the terms agreed on when hired. In general if the "crime" is a felony, most definitely. If a misdemeanor involving, alcohol, drugs, (such as a DWI) it is grounds for dismissal.