Brevard Union Leader, Teacher To Face Discipline Hearing

PALM BAY, Florida – A Brevard Federation of Teachers union leader and music teacher at Jupiter Elementary School, John Chybion, is once again facing a Florida Department of Education discipline hearing on January 16, 2020.

Chybion is the Brevard Federation of Teachers union’s South Area Director and a member of the union’s Executive Board but lists his occupation as “union thug” on his Linkedin profile.

Previously, the Brevard County School Board issued a three-day suspension against Chybion for allegedly taking a photo of a student on his personal cell phone and allowing another student to leave a school function with an unauthorized person.

According to Brevard Public School records, Chybion allowed a student to leave with an unauthorized individual from a school function on February 9, 2018.

When the parent arrived to pick up the child, the parent was unaware that the child had left with an unauthorized adult.

On March 6, 2018, Chybion allegedly took a photo of a student with his personal cell phone and projected the photo for the entire class to see, which caused embarrassment to the student.

Chybion was suspended for three days that was scheduled to take place March 28 through March 30, 2018, but the suspension has been put on hold until a grievance filed by Chybion was resolved.

Chybion was previously sanctioned by the Florida Department of Education. His teacher’s license was placed on a probationary status for two years in 2003 and for one year in 2008.