An elementary school teacher who was late to school at least 46 times this past school year and 65 times the year before will be able to keep his job, a state arbitrator has ruled.
The city school district had sought to terminate Roosevelt Elementary School math teacher Arnold Anderson as a result of his years of chronic tardiness.
Anderson told The Associated Press on Friday that breakfast is to blame for his tardiness.
“I have a bad habit of eating breakfast in the morning, and I lost track of time,” he said.
Anderson said he was one to two minutes late to school “at the most” but was prepared and was never late for class.
“I have to cut out eating breakfast at home,” he said Friday.