Science Teacher Fired for Porn Past May Lose Pay
(OXNARD, Calif.) -- An eighth-grade science teacher, fired after her porn past was exposed, may see her pay and benefits revoked at a board of trustees meeting Wednesday, according to officials from the Oxnard School District.
The planned vote comes one day after Stacie Halas, 32, lost an appeal to get her job back at Haydock Intermediate School in Oxnard, Calif.
Halas, who was placed on paid administrative leave in March 2012, and fired in April, has been receiving her salary and benefits while she mounted an appeal, Jeff Chancer, superintendent of the Oxnard School District, told ABC News.
A three-judge administrative panel upheld the school district's decision, calling Halas "unfit for service.”
Halas, known in the pornography world as Tiffany Six, now has the option to appeal to the Ventura County Superior Court.
The science teacher worked as a porn actress for nine months and ended her work in the adult industry in August 2006, said her attorney, Richard Schwab. The next month, she began her job as a full-time teacher.
"She was well liked and respected by her students," Schwab told ABC News.
School administrators were made aware of Ms. Halas's work in adult films last March, after gossip from students and teachers made its way to the principal's office.
Halas initially denied her porn past but later came clean to administrators.
Chancer said he was pleased with the panel's decision. It was not just her pornography past, he said, but the lies that followed.
"There were numerous lies," he said. "Multiple times and under oath."
Those denials, Schwab said, were due to embarrassment.
"I believe that what they may be calling credibility is really her nervousness and embarrassment to openly discuss her past," he said. "She believed her past was many years behind her."
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