7 Miss. Code. R. § 3-14-E - REPORT FORM FOR COMMUNITY/JUNIOR COLLEGE PRESIDENT FOR REPORTING INFRACTIONS UNDER SECTION 37-3-2 OF THE MISSISSIPPI CODE

Current through April 7, 2022

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Reporting Instructions for School District Superintendents

Should any of the previously named infractions occur in your jurisdiction result in a felony or sex offense conviction in a court of law (in or out-of-state), please complete Appendix C reporting form and submit to the Office of Educator Licensure at the Mississippi Department of Education within ten days. Failure by the school district to report to the OEL within 10 working days, however, does not negate the continuing reporting duties by the Superintendent as required by law, or supersede or affect the statutory authority of the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development from suspending or revoking an educator license pursuant to Miss Code Ann Section 37-3-2. MDE will secure certified court records in the case and proceed with a disciplinary hearing before the Certification Commission to determine if the license should be revoked.

Should any of the previously named infractions occur in your jurisdiction that do not result in a felony or sex offense conviction in a court of law, please follow this procedure for reporting the infraction to the Mississippi Department of Education:

1. Initiate an internal investigation in your district and gather appropriate documentation of the infraction.

2. Should the investigation exceed ten working days from the alleged infraction, submit just the notarized Appendix C reporting form to ensure timely reporting of the infraction. Other investigative documents can be sent in once the investigation is complete.

3. Attach any documentation pertinent to the case, such as copy of the school board minutes showing action taken, correspondence between the district and the educator, signed affidavits regarding facts of the case, etc. Affidavits should be signed and notarized.

Once submitted to the Office of Educator Licensure (OEL) at the Mississippi Department of Education, OEL will contact the district if additional documentation is needed prior to a hearing. A disciplinary hearing will be scheduled before the Certification Commission to determine if the license of the educator should be revoked or suspended. School district personnel with first-hand knowledge of the infraction would need to be present at the hearing to testify to the facts of the case.

Notes

7 Miss. Code. R. § 3-14-E
Miss. Code Ann. § 37-3-2(15) (Rev. 7/2017)
Adopted 12/30/2015 Amended 1/20/2018

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