Teachers face challenges every day. They must meet the demands of the school, district and state as well as the individual needs of each student. While teachers strive to do their best, situations can come up that will put their teaching license at risk.
Test Administration Issues
Failure to self-report to the Department of Education
Reassignment to an out of school position – While an investigation is conducted, the district will employ you until they complete it. You will remain with the district so long as it is not within your 90-day probationary contract window. If you are still within your 90-day probation, they can ask you to leave with no reason for the termination.
Department of Education (DOE) Investigation – school districts are required to report all incidents to the DOE. Even if an investigation is concluded and the district finds no wrongdoing, the DOE can still open an investigation. This could put your teaching license at risk.
That may stop the district from questioning, reassigning and then possibly firing you. However, even if you stop the district investigation, the district will still report the incident to the DOE.
If you receive a letter of investigation from the DOE, I strongly recommend hiring an education lawyer who defends teachers. A great education lawyer will begin defending a teacher from the first notice of investigation. If you hire the right teacher defense lawyer, they will begin documenting your side of the story and communicating it with the DOE. This could impact the direction of the DOE investigation and lead to a better outcome for the teacher.
Richard Asselta is an award-winning teacher defense lawyer. He is experienced in defending all types of teacher disciplinary and misconduct issues including district based and state department of education teacher disciplinary action. Call The Education Lawyers today for a free consultation. Protect your teaching license and professional future. (855) 338-5299