Brunswick, N.J., elementary school teacher was suspended from his position without pay
after school officials found he had been late for work 111 times during
the past two school years.
According to the New York Daily News Arnold
Anderson, a 15-year veteran of Roosevelt Elementary School said he had a good
have a bad habit of eating breakfast in the morning and I lost track of time," he told the Huffington Post. "I have to cut out eating breakfast at home."
Roosevelt Elementary School
attempted to fire Arnold Anderson, but their efforts were overturned by an
arbitrator who cited that his misconduct was entitled to progressive discipline,
at least a formal warning or 90 days to correct his behavior.
who admitted that he was only one to two minutes late each time, yet was always
prepared for his lessons, is suspended without pay until January 1.
He was late 46 times in the most recent school year and 65 times in the
previous school year, according to the arbitrator.
that he did not lose his $90,000-a-year job, Anderson promises to be prepared
for a big change in his schedule once his suspension is lifted.