Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Sask teacher who had sex with former student awaits professional misconduct decision

Dodged the bullet
A Saskatchewan teacher found not guilty of sexual exploitation after engaging in a relationship with a high school student in 2013 is waiting to hear if she will face professional sanctions.

The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation (STF) met Tuesday in Saskatoon to deliberate over whether Erin Osmond Kaziuk’s actions constituted professional misconduct. A written decision is expected later this month.

If she is found guilty, a subsequent hearing will be held to determine penalties, which could include a suspension or cancellation of her teaching license.

Osmond Kaziuk, 30, was not present at Tuesday’s public hearing, which lasted less than 10 minutes. A statement of facts that will not be made public was submitted to the STF disciplinary committee. No witnesses were called during the hearing.

Osmond Kaziuk was acquitted in May 2015 on two criminal charges of sexual exploitation in connection with a relationship she’d had with a then-16-year-old boy in 2013, at which time Osmond Kaziuk was a substitute teacher at his Watrous school. They shared a goodbye kiss on Osmond Kaziuk’s last day of teaching and the relationship became sexual after she was no longer his teacher. The student later told RCMP they’d had sex.  (more...)

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