State could not rely on documentation of criminal conviction to meet its burden in administrative case.
Docket Number: 1648876 , Decision Date: August 12, 2016
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The Professional Standards Commission sought to sanction an educator’s certificate based, in part, on her alleged violation of the standards governing honesty, confidentiality, and required reports. However, the Commission introduced no evidence in support of the allegations at the hearing, but instead relied on the Indictment and Final Disposition from the educator’s criminal trial. The Court concluded that the documents from the criminal trial were insufficient to prove the facts underlying the proposed sanction, and modified the proposed sanction to a retroactive suspension.