School board employees; discipline; private reprimand. Requires the Board of Education to include in its regulations that prescribe the requirements for the licensure of teachers and other school personnel required to hold a license procedures for the private reprimand of such license holders. The bill permits the Board of Education to issue private reprimand to any such license holder who knowingly and willfully commits a certain enumerated act relating to secure mandatory tests administered to students. The only express disciplinary actions that are permissible under current law in such a scenario are suspension or revocation of such individual';s license. The bill also permits a school board or division superintendent to issue private reprimand to a teacher who breaches his employment contract after the school board or division superintendent declines to grant such teacher';s request for release from such contract on the grounds of insufficient or unjustifiable cause. The only express disciplinary action that is permissible under current law in such a scenario is revocation of such teacher';s license.
1) The bill adds a private reprimand for teachers applying to a new school system. Perhaps a public reprimand would make more sense.
The bill gives authority to the Board of Education.