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Minnesota Teacher License Defense Lawyer
Teacher licensing is the responsibility of the Minnesota State Board of education. It is also their responsibility to ensure the Code of Ethics is enforced. That is why when a teacher is the subject of an accusation that states they violated the Code of Ethics, the board gets involved and they investigate the situation. While some issues can be taken care of by the local Board of Education, there are some that must be taken care of at the state level because only the Minnesota State Board of Education can suspend or revoke a license.
If you are a teacher and you are facing accusations that you committed an act that is in violation of the Code of Ethics, know that you have the right to be represented by a Minneapolis teacher license defense attorney. Through this representation, you do not have to face the board alone. All you have to do is call your attorney as soon as you find out you are being investigated and work can begin on your case immediately. There are times when teachers have attorneys representing them that matters are dismissed and the teacher can go back to work. It is all about proving the act did not occur or proving that information was misconstrued. If your license has been suspended or revoked, you also have the right to appeal the decision so that it is reinstated.
There are a number of common accusations that occur in Minnesota and around the country. If any of the following acts are believed to have happened, the state may investigate:
- Abuse of privileges
- Engaging in deceptive or fraudulent practices
- Misusing school property
- Disclosing the personal information of a student to someone not involved with the child’s education
- Physical abuse
- Sexual misconduct
- Altering standardized test results or cheating on tests
- Failure to report child abuse
The alternative to license suspension or revocation is a reprimand or the application of certain restrictions. If a teacher is convicted of a felony offense, the board may opt to revoke the teaching license.
Protecting Your Career
There are times in which accusations do not have any merit at all. Sometimes accusations are the result of an upset parent or colleague. The way to deal with these sorts of accusations is to prepare for them in advance. Know who you need to call when there is a possibility that you could face the State Board of Education. At the Hoffner Firm, we are ready to defend you so you can retain your license and go back to work changing the lives of children.
Contact A Minnesota Teacher License Defense Attorney
If you are a teacher who has been accused of a violation that could threaten your license, you do not have to accept the accusations or face them by yourself. Instead, you can move ahead through the process with a highly experienced professional license defense attorney. To learn more about how the Hoffner Firm can assist you, call 612-206-3777 or fill out the contact form to schedule a free consultation.