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Archive for August 2012

School Business Official Authorization FAQ

  1. If I am employed before July 1, 2012, what is the latest date I can apply for the SBO authorization and still be grandfathered in?  October 31, 2012.
  2. Will the person who is the SBO of each school be reported on BEDS?  Yes.
  3. If I was not hired before July 1, 2012, what type of license do I apply for?
  • Initial  (requirements) 
    Associates degree in business or accounting (which includes 9 hours of accounting)
    OR 60 semester hours of coursework in business or accounting (which includes 9 hours of accounting)
    The Initial is a 2 year license
  • Temporary Initial (requirements)
    Associates degree in business or accounting (which includes 6 hours of accounting)
    OR 60 semester hours of coursework in business or accounting (which includes 6 hours of accounting)
    The Temporary Initial is a 1 year license
    Note: If the applicant received a temporary school business official authorization, then the initial school business official authorization shall not exceed one year.

Written by iowaboee

August 30, 2012 at 10:56 am

Posted in Uncategorized

Mandatory Reporting of Discipline Events to the BOEE

House File 2383 was passed during the 2012 General Assembly of the State of Iowa.  The act specified what employee misconduct must be reported to the Board of Educational Examiners.  The entire bill may be accessed at: http://bit.ly/OYR0nh

The main question that has been asked of the BOEE is what constitutes an “instance of disciplinary action”?  After consulting with members of the committee who wrote this bill, the BOEE has determined that the employee discipline that must be reported to the BOEE includes written reprimands, written warnings, job separation agreements, resignations, or terminations that resulted from employee misconduct covered by the mandatory reporting areas.  The mandatory reporting discipline areas are listed below:

(a) Soliciting, encouraging, or consummating a romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship with a student.

(b) Falsifying student grades, test scores, or other official information or material.

(c) Converting public property or funds to the personal use of the school employee.

Administrators must report any BOEE licensed employee disciplinary action listed above that was addressed in writing.  House File 2383 identifies the potential consequences for administrators who fail to follow this legislation:

The board may deny a license or revoke the license of an administrator if the board finds by a preponderance of the evidence that the administrator failed to report the termination or resignation of a school employee holding a license, certificate, statement of professional recognition, or coaching authorization, for reasons of alleged or actual misconduct, as defined by this section.

If you have any questions about whether or not a disciplinary action should be reported to the BOEE, please contact the BOEE attorney or me for clarification.  Ethics complaint forms are located on the BOEE website at: http://www.boee.iowa.gov/forms/handbook.pdf (page 47 and 48 of the licensure handbook) or may be obtained from the BOEE.  The BOEE Ethics handout may be accessed at: http://www.boee.iowa.gov/doc/ethHndot.pdf

 

The board of directors of a school district or area education agency, the superintendent of a school district or, the chief administrator of an area education agency, and the authorities in charge of an accredited nonpublic school shall report to the board the nonrenewal or termination, for reasons of alleged or actual misconduct, of a person’s contract executed under sections 279.12 , 279.13 , 279.15 through 279.21, 279.23 , and 279.24 , and the resignation of a person who holds a license, certificate, or authorization issued by the board as a result of or following an incident or allegation of misconduct that, if proven, would constitute a violation of the rules adopted by the board to implement section 272.2, subsection 14 , paragraph “b” , subparagraph  (1); soliciting, encouraging, or consummating a romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship with a student; falsifying student grades, test scores, or other official information or material; or converting public property or funds to the personal use of the school employee, when the board or reporting official has a good faith belief that the incident occurred or the allegation is true.

 

Written by iowaboee

August 28, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

BOEE Career Opportunity

The Iowa Board of Educational Examiners has a job opening for an attorney.  Do you have a law degree?  Are you interested in working with educators in the area of professional ethics and responsibilities?  If so, you may review the specifics about the position on the BOEE website:  www.boee.iowa.gov.  Click on BOEE Career Opportunity:  Attorney 3.

Written by iowaboee

August 6, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

I’m late! I’m late! For a very important date!

I’m late! I’m late!  For a very important date!

Have you ever said this statement after realizing that your Iowa teaching license has expired and you haven’t submitted the renewal application?  If so, you need to be aware of the late fees that you may incur.  You can review the information about late fees on the Board of Educational Examiners’ website:  http://www.boee.iowa.gov/lateFee.html

 Don’t be late!

 Check the status of your teaching license on the BOEE website:   http://www.boee.iowa.gov/search_warn.html

Written by iowaboee

August 3, 2012 at 9:37 am

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