Aug 16, 2009

Teacher fined $22,000 for 4-minute phone call

Asbury Park, New Jersey school teacher Desley Getty has been fined $23,000 for a 4-minute phone call made during class.

Court records show the Asbury Park High School performing arts teacher was covering for another teacher in 2008 when she called suspended superintendent Antonio Lewis.

A student recorded two students dancing while Getty was on the phone and posted it on YouTube.

The district prohibits teachers from making personal calls while performing assigned duties.

Over $5,700 per minute is a very expensive phone call!