Brevard School Board Votes Against Terminating Central Middle School P.E. Teacher Kurt Kaufman

VIERA, Florida – The Brevard County School Board voted against terminating Kurt Kaufman, a Physical Education teacher at Central Middle School in West Melbourne, during a  School Board meeting on Tuesday.

Kaufman was charged with violation of the District’s Standards of Ethical Conduct and Student Supervision and Welfare policies.

Superintendent Mullins recommended that the Board approve the termination of Mr. Kaufman.

Kaufman was arrested and charged with battery after he allegedly grabbed a 14-year-old male student after the student was late to class in October 2018.

Police say that Kaufman grabbed the 8th grader in the chest area, he lifted him off the ground and shoved him out of a room and into a hallway.

However, the State Attorney’s Office later dismissed the case against Kaufman.