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Ex-Nova Scotia teacher that was fired after indecent act to meet with parents

12/11/2012 12:43 EST | Updated 02/10/2013 05:12 EST
NEW GERMANY, N.S. - A former Nova Scotia teacher fighting to reclaim his job at an elementary school is expected to meet with parents and school board officials on Tuesday evening.

The meeting is part of a restorative justice program for Peter Speight, who was charged with committing an indecent act for incidents that occurred in 2008 in the Halifax area.

Speight pleaded guilty and was given a conditional discharge.

He was later fired from his position at New Germany Elementary School in the South Shore Regional School Board.

But last month, the Nova Scotia Supreme Court ruled the former Grade 3 teacher was unreasonably fired.

After the meeting, the board will review the community input and work on a transition plan to bring Speight back into the classroom.

The Department of Education has filed an appeal against reinstating his teaching certificate.

(CKBW)

Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version said the meeting was next Monday.