House File 145 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 145 BY HINSON A BILL FOR An Act relating to reports relating to misconduct of certain 1 school employees required to be submitted to the board of 2 educational examiners. 3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 4 TLSB 1988YH (3) 88 kh/jh
H.F. 145 Section 1. Section 272.15, Code 2019, is amended by adding 1 the following new subsection: 2 NEW SUBSECTION . 2A. Information required to be reported 3 to the board under this section shall be reported within 4 thirty days of the date action was taken which necessitated 5 the report, including the date of disciplinary action taken, 6 nonrenewal or termination of a contract for reasons of alleged 7 or actual misconduct, or resignation of a person following 8 an incident or allegation of misconduct as required under 9 subsection 1; or awareness of alleged misconduct as required 10 under subsection 2. 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 requires that information that must be reported 15 to the board of educational examiners relating to alleged or 16 actual misconduct of certain school employees must be reported 17 within 30 days of the date action was taken which necessitated 18 the report. 19 Under Code section 272.15, a school board, area education 20 agency (AEA) board, school superintendent, the chief 21 administrator of an AEA, and the authorities in charge of 22 an accredited nonpublic school must report to the board of 23 educational examiners any instance of disciplinary action taken 24 against a licensed school employee, as well as the nonrenewal 25 or termination of a person’s contract or the resignation of a 26 person for reasons of alleged or actual misconduct when the 27 person holds a license, certificate, or authorization issued 28 by the board. In addition, an employee of the department 29 of education who becomes aware of alleged misconduct by an 30 individual licensed by the board must report the alleged 31 misconduct to the board. 32 -1- LSB 1988YH (3) 88 kh/jh 1/ 1