A Teacher in Florida Got Fired for Giving Zeroes to Students

A Teacher in Florida Got Fired for Giving Zeroes to Students

A teacher in Florida has been fired for giving her students zeroes for their missing assignments.

Diane Tirado has been a teacher for years. She teaches history for the eighth-grade at Westgate K-8 School in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

On a regular basis, Diane gives her students some assignments and activities to do. So, there is one instance where she gave the students two weeks to complete an Explorer notebook project.

Teacher in Florida

However, several students didn’t do and submit their assignment. Furthermore, Diane even gave them a grade of zero. But to her surprise, the school fired her for giving zeroes to the students.

Apparently, the elementary school has a rule called the “no zero policy.” The lowest possible grade that the teachers can give to the students is 50, even if they don’t submit anything. This is a rule that Diane does not agree with.

After Diane was fired for disobeying, she left her students an appealing goodbye message on the whiteboard.

teacher's message
Facebook Post of Diane

“Bye kids. Mrs. Tirado loves you and wishes you the best in life. I have been fired for refusing to give you a 50 percent for not handing anything in. Love, Mrs. Tiado”

Diane later shared the story on Facebook, hoping to spread awareness about the school’s policy.

Her post has gone viral, and most people agree with her position. The people say that it’s not fair to hand out grades for work that doesn’t exist.

Do you agree with the reasoning of Diane? Share this to your friends and family to know their stand about this.


This is a MUST for anyone wanting to start an online business.

Show Me How To Unlock My Financial Future!