SB 7 implements a new requirement that school districts must notify the parent or guardian of a student with whom an educator allegedly engaged in an improper relationship, regardless of whether the educator resigned or was terminated.
The federal Every Student Succeeds Act prohibits school employees from aiding another school employee in obtaining a new job if there is probable cause to believe there has been sexual misconduct with a minor or student.
Teachers are perceived as role models in the community, and the laws and regulations that mandate appropriate standards of conduct reflect that expectation.
Failure to comply with these standards can lead to adverse employment action, certification sanctions and criminal consequences.
Inviting students to your home, meeting them for social activities that are not school-sponsored, or developing personal relationships with them can create the perception of inappropriate conduct.