Certificate sanctions upheld due to paraprofessional’s criminal history and failure to report 

Topic: Educators, Decided by: Judge Howells 
Docket Number: 2320831 , Decision Date: June 23, 2023 
Attachment: Click here to download the decision. 

The Professional Standards Commission (PSC) sought to revoke a paraprofessional’s certificate due to his criminal history, failure to report that history to the PSC, and failure to provide the PSC with documentation of the criminal violations throughout the application process. Although the Court acknowledged that the paraprofessional violated the PSC’s Code of Ethics and reporting requirements, the proposed revocation was reversed because it was too harsh given the nature of the violations. The paraprofessional instead was suspended for five contract days and received a warning.

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