Senate File 239 - Introduced SENATE FILE 239 BY COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION (SUCCESSOR TO SSB 1017) A BILL FOR An Act relating to disciplinary actions taken against a 1 licensed school employee required to be reported to the 2 board of educational examiners. 3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 4 TLSB 1134SV (2) 87 kh/rj
S.F. 239 Section 1. Section 272.15, subsection 1, paragraph a, 1 subparagraph (1), Code 2017, is amended by adding the following 2 new subparagraph division: 3 NEW SUBPARAGRAPH DIVISION . (d) Being on school premises 4 or at a school-sponsored activity involving students while 5 under the influence of, possessing, using, or consuming illegal 6 drugs, prescription drugs as defined in section 155A.3 that are 7 not prescribed for the licensed school employee’s own use, or 8 alcohol. The mere possession of prescription drugs prescribed 9 for a member of the licensed school employee’s household does 10 not constitute reportable conduct under this paragraph “a” . 11 EXPLANATION 12 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 13 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 14 This bill adds to the list of disciplinary actions taken 15 against a licensed school employee that are required under 16 Code section 272.15 to be reported to the board of educational 17 examiners. 18 Currently, the boards of directors of school districts 19 and area education agencies, the superintendent of a school 20 district, the chief administrator of an area education agency, 21 and the authorities in charge of an accredited nonpublic school 22 must report to the board of educational examiners any instance 23 of disciplinary action taken against a licensed school employee 24 by such boards, administrators, and authorities, for certain 25 conduct specified in the Code section. The bill adds to the 26 list being on school premises or at a school-sponsored activity 27 involving students while under the influence of, possessing, 28 using, or consuming illegal drugs, prescription drugs that are 29 not prescribed for the employee’s own use, or alcohol. The 30 mere possession of drugs prescribed for a household member, 31 however, does not constitute reportable conduct. 32 -1- LSB 1134SV (2) 87 kh/rj 1/ 1