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Mandatory School District Reporting of Educator Misconduct

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Important Notice

 

Educators with an invalidated Life or Lifetime license have until December 31st to revalidate their license.  Upon approval of the $45 Request Background Check - Lifetime Licensee [5900] application, the Lifetime license will be revalidated just as if the educator completed the application before June 30th. Educators will have until December 31st to complete this application for their license to be revalidated. 

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Under circumstances outlined in Wis. Stat. 115.31 regarding license or permit revocation; reports; investigations, school district administrators are required to report to the state superintendent the name of a person employed by the educational agency who meets the statutorily-defined criteria in Wis. Stat. 115.31.

Districts may use the following form when submitting the report:

  • PI-1620: License Review Referral Form

Note

  • Educational agencies are required to include a complete copy of the licensee’s personnel file and all records related to any investigation of the licensee conducted by or on behalf of the educational agency when a referral to DPI is made - Wis. Stat. 115.31 (3).
  • Wisconsin open records law specifically allows the transfer of a record by the administrator of an educational agency to the state superintendent of public instruction – Wis. Stat. 19.356 (2)(d).
  • FERPA does not prohibit the release of the investigative materials to DPI, even if they contain student information.