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14 DE Admin. Code 1514
The Professional Standards Board, acting in cooperation and collaboration with the Department of Education, seeks the consent of the State Board of Education to reauthorize regulation 14 DE Admin. Code 1514 Revocation of Licenses and Certificates. This regulation sets forth the criteria for the suspension, limitation and revocation of Delaware educator licenses, pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1220(a). It is necessary to reauthorize this regulation due to the regulation being out of its five year review cycle.
This regulation shall apply to the revocation, limitation, or suspension of an Initial License, Continuing License or Advanced License issued pursuant to 14 Del.C. Ch. 12; or a Limited Standard, Standard or Professional Status Certificate issued prior to August 31, 2003 for educators, pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1218.
"Advanced License" means a license issued as part of the three-tiered licensure system set forth in 14 Del.C. §1213 and §1214.
"Continuing License" means a license issued as part of the three-tiered license system set forth in 14 Del.C. §1211 and §1212.
"Department" means the Delaware Department of Education.
"Educator" means a person licensed and certified by the State under 14 Del.C. Ch. 12, to engage in the practice of instruction, administration or other related professional support services in Delaware public schools, including charter schools, pursuant to rules and regulations promulgated by the Standards Board and approved by the State Board. For purposes of 14 Del.C. Ch. 12, the term 'educator' does not include substitute teachers.
"Immorality" means conduct which is inconsistent with the rules and principles of morality expected of an educator and may reasonably be found to impair an educator's effectiveness by reason of his or her unfitness or otherwise.
"Initial License" means a license issued as part of the three-tiered licensure system set forth in 14 Del.C. §1210.
"License Holder" or "Licensee" means any individual who holds an Initial License, Continuing License or Advanced License, and until a Continuing License is issued, a Limited Standard, Standard, or Professional Status Certificate.
"Nolo Contendere" means a plea by the defendant in a criminal prosecution that without admitting guilt subjects him to conviction but does not preclude him from denying the truth of the charges in a collateral proceeding.
"Nollo Prosequi" means an entry on the record of a legal action denoting that the prosecutor or plaintiff will proceed no further in his action or suit either as a whole or as to some count or as to one or more of several defendants.
"Secretary" means the Secretary of the Delaware Department of Education.
"Standards Board" means the Professional Standards Board established pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1205.
"State" means the State of Delaware.
5.0 Suspension of Licenses
6.1 The Secretary may automatically suspend any license without a prior hearing if the license holder is arrested or indicted by a Grand Jury for a violent felony as defined in 11 Del.C. §4201(c). A suspension under this subsection is effective on the date of the arrest or Grand Jury indictment.
8.1.1 Any license holder who has pled guilty or nolo contendere to, or has been convicted of, a crime in a court of law which would constitute grounds for revocation, limitation or suspension of license under this regulation or has been arrested or indicted by a Grand Jury for a violent felony as defined in 11 Del.C. §4201(c), shall notify the Secretary of such action in writing within twenty (20) calendar days of such conviction, arrest or indictment, whether or not a sentence has been imposed. Failure to do so shall be grounds on which the Secretary may revoke, limit or suspend the holder's license.
Last Updated: December 31 1969 19:00:00.
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