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§ 2070.15. Appeal

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. § 2070.15
Formerly cited as PA ST 24 P.S. § 12-1265
§ 2070.15. Appeal
(a) An order of the commission regarding discipline or reinstatement of an educator may be appealed only by the department or the educator as an adjudication by a Commonwealth agency in the manner provided by law.
(b) An appeal filed under subsection (a) shall operate as a stay of the discipline imposed under this act until the resolution of the appeal, except where:
(1) the grounds for discipline include sexual misconduct or sexual abuse or exploitation;
(2) the commission's decision to discipline is accompanied by a finding that immediate discipline is necessary to protect the health, safety or welfare of students or other persons in the schools of this Commonwealth; or
(3) the discipline imposed is the result of a negotiated settlement between the parties or is imposed under section 9.2.1
(c) Where the commission's adjudication finds no educator misconduct under this act, the charges pertaining to the disciplinary proceeding shall be expunged from any personal or professional file of the educator maintained by the department and the school entity unless the school entity has taken or is pursuing local disciplinary action against the educator.
(d) The commission shall make all adjudications imposing discipline, other than a private reprimand, available on a publicly accessible Internet website and shall cooperate with the department in maintaining a central online registry on a publicly accessible Internet website of charter and cyber charter school staff members and contracted educational provider staff members whose eligibility for employment has been suspended, revoked, surrendered or otherwise disciplined pursuant to this act.


1973, Dec. 12, P.L. 397, No. 141, § 15, added 1989, Dec. 14, P.L. 612, No. 71, § 3, effective in 60 days. Amended 2000, Dec. 20, P.L. 918, No. 123, § 6, effective in 60 days; 2013, Dec. 18, P.L. 1205, No. 120, § 8, effective in 60 days [Feb. 18, 2014].


24 P.S. § 2070.9b.
24 P.S. § 2070.15, PA ST 24 P.S. § 2070.15
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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