House File 145 - IntroducedA Bill ForAn Act 1relating to reports relating to misconduct of certain
2school employees required to be submitted to the board of
3educational examiners.
1   Section 1.  Section 272.15, Code 2019, is amended by adding
2the following new subsection:
3   NEW SUBSECTION.  2A.  Information required to be reported
4to the board under this section shall be reported within
5thirty days of the date action was taken which necessitated
6the report, including the date of disciplinary action taken,
7nonrenewal or termination of a contract for reasons of alleged
8or actual misconduct, or resignation of a person following
9an incident or allegation of misconduct as required under
10subsection 1; or awareness of alleged misconduct as required
11under subsection 2.
13The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with
14the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly.
   15This bill requires that information that must be reported
16to the board of educational examiners relating to alleged or
17actual misconduct of certain school employees must be reported
18within 30 days of the date action was taken which necessitated
19the report.
   20Under Code section 272.15, a school board, area education
21agency (AEA) board, school superintendent, the chief
22administrator of an AEA, and the authorities in charge of
23an accredited nonpublic school must report to the board of
24educational examiners any instance of disciplinary action taken
25against a licensed school employee, as well as the nonrenewal
26or termination of a person’s contract or the resignation of a
27person for reasons of alleged or actual misconduct when the
28person holds a license, certificate, or authorization issued
29by the board. In addition, an employee of the department
30of education who becomes aware of alleged misconduct by an
31individual licensed by the board must report the alleged
32misconduct to the board.