as introduced - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 03/18/2014 09:23am
A bill for an act
relating to education; modifying certain teacher background check requirements;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 123B.03, subdivision 1a.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 123B.03, subdivision 1a, is amended to
(a) At the time a school board or other hiring authority conducts the criminal
history background check required under subdivision 1 on an individual offered
employment as a teacher, the school board or other hiring authority must contactnew text beginnew text end the
Board of Teaching to determine whether the board has taken disciplinary action against the
teachernew text beginnew text end. The school board or other hiring
authority must obtain access to data that are public under section 13.41, subdivision 5,
from the Board of Teachingnew text beginnew text end that relate to the substance
of the disciplinary actiondeleted text begin. In addition,deleted text end new text beginnew text end
new text beginnew text endThe school board or other hiring authority must require the individual to provide
information in the employment application regarding all current and previous disciplinary
actions in Minnesota and other states taken against new text beginnew text endthe
individual's teaching license and indicate to the applicant that intentionally submitting
false or incomplete information is a ground for dismissal.
deleted text begin (b)deleted text end new text beginnew text endFor purposes of this subdivision, "disciplinary action" does not include an
action based on court-ordered child support or maintenance payment arrearages under
section 214.101 or delinquent state taxes under section 270C.72.