Educator Misconduct

HOW TO REPORT MISCONDUCT

  • Report allegations or suspicion of misconduct by an instructional personnel member to your school administrator or district contact
  • Report allegations or suspicion of misconduct by your school administrator to your district contact
  • Document the activities or details of the event.
  • Secure evidence (if applicable)

WHO SHOULD REPORT MISCONDUCT?

  • All employees and agents of a district school board, charter school or private school have a duty to report misconduct. 
  • If you are aware of or observe misconduct

 REPORT IT IMMEDIATELY!

 WHO SHOULD YOU REPORT?

  • Classroom teachers
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Substitute teachers
  • Librarians, guidance counselors and social workers
  • Career specialists and school psychologists
  • Principals, Assistant Principals and Deans
  • Florida Statutes s. 1006.061 states all employees and agents of the district school board, charter schools and private schools that accept scholarship students, have an obligation to report misconduct by an instructional personnel member or school administrator 
  • Florida Statutes s. 1012.33 outlines disciplinary procedures regarding district        employment contracts with instructional personnel staff, supervisors and school principals
  • Florida Statutes s. 1012.795 provides the Education Practices Commission the authority to issue disciplinary action against an individual’s Florida Educator certificate
  • Florida Statutes s. 1012.796 provides authority for the Department of Education to investigate and prosecute allegations of educator misconduct
  • Florida Statute s. 1012.01 defines public school instructional personnel, administrative personnel, school volunteers, education support employees and managers
  • State Board of Education Rule 6B-1.001 defines the Code of Ethics of the Education    Profession in Florida
  • State Board of Education Rule 6B-1.006 defines the Principals of Professional Conduct of the Education Profession in Florida

 Failure to Report Misconduct - Possible penalties for instructional personnel or site administrators who fail to report misconduct may include:

  • Written Reprimand
  • Suspension with or without pay
  • Termination of employment
  • Discipline/Sanctions on an educator’s certificate