Becky Knutson, shareholder attorney in the education department, recently successfully represented Mark Kuntz, a teacher, in a Chapter 279, Code of Iowa, hearing before the Bettendorf School Board.
Mr. Kuntz, a teacher at Bettendorf Middle School, had been out of the classroom for 10 weeks following the decision the superintendent of Bettendorf Community School District to recommend his termination. The Iowa State Education and Kuntz hired Davis Brown attorney Becky Knutson to represent him in the hearing before the school board.
With the support of many fellow teachers, former students and parents, Kuntz and Knutson were able to convince the board to unanimously support Kuntz’ reinstatement.
The matter was covered by the Quad City Times.
Becky Knutson leads the firm’s education department advocating for teachers in issues related to their employment and professional licensure. She served as counsel in a case challenging the changes in teachers’ collective bargaining rights before the Iowa Supreme Court.