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Frontier High School teacher placed on paid administrative leave

Posted at 3:56 PM, Jan 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-29 20:47:14-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A science teacher at Frontier High School has been placed on paid administrative leave according to the Kern High School District.

The district said that they were made aware of allegations against teacher, Emily Salazar and that she was placed on leave Monday, January 28. They are unable to comment further on the matter and are investigating the situation.

Salazar has been a science teacher at Frontier since 2010. Prior to that, she was a teacher at East High School beginning in 2008. Salazar does have tenure with the Kern High School District. The District said when investigating tenured teachers, they take every incident case by case.

District officials said they could not say whether the allegations involved students or whether the alleged incident happened on campus. The district would not specify what the allegations involved.

The District did share their Board Policy Standards which reads, in part:

"The Board of Trustees expects district employees to maintain the highest ethical standards, behave professionally, follow district policies and regulations, abide by state and federal laws, and exercise good judgment when interacting with students and other members of the school community. Employees shall engage in conduct that enhances the integrity of the district, advances the goals of the district's educational programs, and contributes to a positive school climate."

The complete document can be viewed below.

We will update as more information comes in.