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6.57 Violation of Local, State and or Federal Laws

6.57 Violation of Local, State and or Federal Laws

Chapter 6.00: Personnel

6.57*

VIOLATION OF LOCAL , STATE, AND OR FEDERAL LAWS

POLICY

I. Anyone known to be violating a local, state, and/or federal law on School Board property or at a school function will be subject to referral for prosecution to the appropriate law enforcement agency. The referral process will be subject to Florida Statutes and School Board rules.

II. Any employee in violation of the reporting requirements of this policy may be subject to disciplinary action by the Superintendent or Board up to or including dismissal.

III. As required by the provisions of State Board of Education Rule 6A-10.081, the Principles of Professional Conduct for the Education Profession in Florida, and Florida Statutes, professional employees and non-instructional and contractual personnel who have direct contact with students or who have access to or control of funds are required to self-report within forty-eight (48) hours to the Director of Human Resources any arrests/charges involving the abuse of a child, the sale and/or possession of a controlled substance or any disqualifying offense. Such notice shall not be considered an admission of guilt nor shall such notice be admissible for any purpose in any proceeding, civil or criminal, administrative or judicial, investigatory or adjudicatory. In addition, self-reporting shall also be required for any conviction, finding of guilt, withholding of adjudication, commitment to a pretrial diversion program, or entering of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere for any criminal offense other than a minor traffic violation within forty-eight (48) hours after the final judgment.

IV. It is the duty of all employees to report to the Superintendent any misconduct by any School Board employee that affects the health, safety or welfare of a student in accordance with School Board policy.

V. When handling sealed and expunged records disclosed under this rule, the school district shall comply with the confidentiality provisions of Sections 943.0585(4)(c) and

943.059(4)(c), Florida Statutes.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 1001.41, 1012.22, 1012.23, F.S.

LAWS IMPLEMENTED: 877.13, 943.0585, 943.059, 1001.41, 1001.42, 1001.43, 1006.145,

1012.22, 1012.27, 1012.465, F.S.

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION RULES: 6A-10.081)

HISTORY: Adopted: 03/10/2009

Revision Date(s):

Formerly: New

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