Educator ethics law passes
The House just passed the law, already Ok'd by the Senate, aimed at preventing misbehaving teachers from getting away with it and moving quietly from one district to another.
The Educator Ethics in Education Act (SB 1712) establishes a list of offenses that make someone ineligible for teacher certification, and it prohibits the state from giving retirement benefits to teachers who committed designated felony offenses against a minor.
Also, administrators who knowingly hide teachers' offenses could be punished. Sen. Don Gaetz, former Okaloosa schools superintendent, sponsored the Senate version.