Will the DOE, seven years after an arbitration decision, be permitted to appeal the decision?

No. After an arbitration decision rendered in 2007 a teacher was found to have inappropriately touched female students and was suspended, without pay, for six months. The DOE’s feeble attempts to vacate the award to seek the teacher’s termination, alleging, among other things, the death of the originally assigned Justice, was finally determined by the Appellate Division, First Department, which denied the application.

Board of Education of the City School District of the City of New York v Alexis Grullon