South Carolina Code of Conduct

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South Carolina Code of Conduct:

South Carolina Code of Conduct By Jedd A. Hess

Regulation 43-58:

Regulation 43-58 The State Board of Education has the legal authority to deny, revoke, or suspend a certificate, or issue a public reprimand, for the following causes…

Causes:

Causes Incompetence Willful neglect of duty Willful violation of the rules and regulation of the State Board of Education Unprofessional conduct Drunkenness Cruelty Crime against the law of this state or the United States

Causes Continued:

Causes Continued Immorality Any conduct involving moral turpitude Dishonesty Evident unfitness for the position for which one is employed Sale or possession of narcotics Obtaining or attempting to obtain a certificate by fraudulent means or through misrepresentation of material facts

Causes Continued:

Causes Continued Failure to comply with the provisions of a contract without the written consent of the local school board Test security violation Failure to comply with a court order for child support Failure for a second time to complete successfully the formal evaluation process as an annual contract teacher.

Disciplinary Actions:

Disciplinary Actions The State Board of Education may impose any one of the following disciplinary actions on an educator certificate…

Disciplinary Actions:

Disciplinary Actions Permanent revocation Revocation with the right to reapply after three years Suspension for a specified period of time, upon satisfaction of certain conditions such as drug or alcohol testing, counseling, or treatment; psychiatric testing, counseling, or treatment; or other conditions appropriate to the facts of the case Public reprimand

Process for taking disciplinary action:

Process for taking disciplinary action 1. The Department of Education may learn of possible grounds for disciplinary action on an educator certificate from a school district superintendent pursuant to State Board of Education Regulation 43-58.1, other states, the media, and individual complaints.

Process for taking disciplinary action:

Process for taking disciplinary action 2. Once the Department of Education learns of conduct that may constitute just cause for disciplinary action, the Department will notify the educator of pending disciplinary action and of the educator’s right to a hearing. The educator has fifteen days from the receipt of the notice to make a written request for a hearing.

Process for taking disciplinary action:

Process for taking disciplinary action 3. If the educator fails to request a hearing within this time frame, he or she will waive the right to a hearing and the State Board may impose disciplinary action based on the information presented by the Department.

Process for taking disciplinary action:

Process for taking disciplinary action 4. If the educator requests a hearing, a hearing will be conducted before the Board or a hearing officer, pursuant to State Board of Education Rule BCAF, Procedures for Educator Certification Hearings.

Recent Disciplinary Action Taken:

Recent Disciplinary Action Taken South Carolina educators have had disciplinary action taken on their certificates for…

Recent Disciplinary Action Taken:

Recent Disciplinary Action Taken Pursuing a personal, inappropriate relationship with a student Touching a student inappropriate Engaging in a physical altercation with a student Supplying alcohol or drugs to a student Using a school computer to view or download pornography

Recent Disciplinary Action Taken:

Recent Disciplinary Action Taken Sending or receiving prurient e-mails Violating test security Violating state or federal laws involving drugs or alcohol or other illegal behavior Embezzling public funds Committing breach of trust Breaching a teaching contract

Applicant Denial:

Applicant Denial Applicants for certification in South Carolina have had their application for certification denied because they have serious criminal records and, in some cases, failed to fully disclose their criminal records.

Notice:

Notice Notice of the denial, suspension or revocation of an educator’s certificate is sent to all districts in South Carolina and to the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Clearinghouse. Notice of a public reprimand is sent only to the school districts.

Reference:

Reference https://ed.sc.gov/agency/se/Educator-Services/Licensure/documents/standardsofconduct.pdf

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