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§ 2070.9c. Imposition of discipline on additional grounds

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 24 P.S. EducationEffective: February 18, 2014

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 24 P.S. Education
Chapter 2. Miscellaneous Laws Relating to Schools
Educator Discipline Act (Refs & Annos)
Effective: February 18, 2014
24 P.S. § 2070.9c
§ 2070.9c. Imposition of discipline on additional grounds
(a) The commission shall direct the department to impose discipline against any educator for conduct found by the commission to constitute:
(1) Immorality.
(2) Incompetency.
(3) Intemperance.
(4) Cruelty.
(5) Negligence.
(6) Sexual misconduct.
(7) Sexual abuse or exploitation.
(8) A violation of the code for professional practice and conduct adopted pursuant to section 5(a)(10).1
(9) Illegal use of professional title as set forth in the act of May 29, 1931 (P.L. 210, No. 126),2 entitled “An act to regulate the certification and the registration of persons qualified to teach in accredited elementary and secondary schools in this State; imposing certain duties upon the Department of Public Instruction3 and the State Board of Education; defining violations; providing penalties, and for appeal to the court of common pleas of Dauphin County.”
(10) Failure to comply with duties under this act, including the mandatory reporting duties set forth in section 9.1.4
(11) Actions taken by an educator to threaten, coerce or discriminate or otherwise retaliate against an individual who in good faith reports actual or suspected misconduct under this act or against complainants, victims, witnesses or other individuals participating or cooperating in proceedings under this act.
(b) The commission shall establish definitions consistent with this section.


1973, Dec. 12, P.L. 397, No. 141, § 9.3, added 2013, Dec. 18, P.L. 1205, No. 120, § 6, effective in 60 days [Feb. 18, 2014].


24 P.S. § 2070.5.
24 P.S. § 1224 et seq.
Now Department of Education; see 71 P.S. §§ 1037, 1038.
24 P.S. § 2070.9a.
24 P.S. § 2070.9c, PA ST 24 P.S. § 2070.9c
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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