It shall be sufficient cause for the removal of any public employees including teachers in the public schools or any state supported educational institution when such public employee or teacher advocates or willfully retains membership in an organization which advocates overthrow of the government of the United States or of the state, by force, violence or other unlawful means.
The procedure for the termination of a contract of a teacher under the provisions of this section shall be in the manner set forth in section 3311.82 or 3319.16 of the Revised Code. The procedure for the removal of all other public employees under the provisions of this section shall be the same as is provided in section 124.34 of the Revised Code, except that the decision of the state personnel board of review or the municipal civil service commission shall be subject to appeal to the court of common pleas of the county in which such public employees are employed to determine the sufficiency of the cause of removal. Such appeal shall be taken within ten days from the finding of the board or commission.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.143, HB 525, §1, eff. 10/1/2012.
Effective Date: 12-04-1973 .