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What steps the Dept. of Education takes during an investigation into a school educator

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HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) – The Educational Professional Standards Board (EPSB) handles investigations and prosecutes instances involving educator misconduct.

”The EPSB determines whether or not issues are referred for investigation as a consequence of complaints which are filed towards licensed educators,” stated Kentucky Department of Education spokesperson, Toni Konz Tatman.

The EPSB’s authority is about below state regulation.

“Which basically we refer to as the Professional Code of Ethics for Kentucky’s certified school personnel,” she stated. “They have due process rights when it comes to potential actions that may be taken against their teaching certificate.”

She stated as soon as the EPSB receives a criticism of educator misconduct, a few issues will occur.

”They will decide whether or not that criticism is referred for investigation,” she stated. “The investigation will take place there is not really a certain set of time limits.”

The board holds public conferences each different month. Whenever a choice is made on an investigation, it’s voted on publicly.

”They might be in danger of not ever instructing once more or being suspended,” Tatman added. “So it is potentially a serious case if you are a teacher and/or an educator.”

All candidates for preliminary certification and renewal are required to submit a character and health portion of the software. The individual is requested questions on previous convictions or disciplinary actions.

”If an applicant fails to reply the questions in truth, the EPSB has the skill to take motion towards the educator’s certificates,” she stated.

She added the board could revoke, droop or refuse to challenge or renew, impose probationary or supervisory circumstances, challenge a written reprimand or admonishment, or any mixture of these actions for making or inflicting to be made any false or deceptive statements or concealing a materials reality when getting a certificates issued or renewed.

You can learn extra about Hazard High School right here and right here.

We reached out to Mayor Happy Mobelini earlier this week and he stated he wouldn’t wish to remark at the moment. Hazard Independent Schools Superintendent Sondra Combs additionally stated she can’t touch upon the investigation.

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