Teachers and administrators,
references to the code of ethics updated.
be amended to read as follows:
The secretary of the Department of Education and Cultural Affairs may revoke or
suspend any certificate for any cause which would have prevented its issue, plain violation of
contract, gross immorality, incompetency, violation of the code of ethics in effect on
July 1, 2001
, as determined by the Professional Teachers Practices and Standards Commission
or the Professional Administrators Practices and Standards Commission, or flagrant neglect of duty,
and may suspend any certificate for a period not to exceed one year for breaking or jumping a
contract, if such suspension is requested by the school board. However, the secretary may not
suspend a certificate for breaking or jumping a contract if the school board collected liquidated
damages pursuant to the terms of the contract.