A judge recently ruled that Maple Point Middle School teacher Tara Buskewas must be reinstated to her position by the end of the month.
However, the Neshaminy School District has filed an appeal in Commonwealth Court to protest the judge's decision, PhillyBurbs.com reports.
Richie Webb, school board president, told the website the judge should have not heard her appeal. He said she invoked her right to appeal the decision to either the school board or courts.
"The law allows her to choose one or the other, but not both. She chose the former," Webb said in a June 2012 press release.
Buskewas was arrested and charged with retail theft and receiving stolen property in 2012 and took part in a Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition program, court records show. If the seventh and eighth grade Family and Consumer Science instructor stays out of trouble, the ARD program for first first-time offenders will clear her record of the theft charges.