An Act To Improve Information Sharing Relating to Investigations of Educators
Sec. 1. 20-A MRSA §13001-A, sub-§11-A is enacted to read:
Sec. 2. 20-A MRSA §13025, as amended by PL 2017, c. 235, §29 and affected by §41, is repealed and the following enacted in its place:
§ 13025. Investigations
This bill requires that a school entity notify the Department of Education when it opens an investigation into a holder of a department-issued credential and provide all final reports on that investigation to the department. It requires that the department notify a school entity when it is investigating a holder of a department-issued credential who works for the school entity and requires the department to provide all final reports on the outcome of that investigation to all school entities for which that credential holder works. When a school entity notifies the department of an investigation into a credential holder, the department must then notify all the school entities for which that credential holder works of the investigation and provide to them all final reports the department receives. The bill defines "school entity."