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7.46.P.1 Discipline, Suspension, and Dismissal of Professional Staff Members
PROCEDURE PROCEDURE

Reference:
Section 7.46 - Policy
 

Upon a written statement of charges presented by the Superintendent and/or adopted by the Board that cause exists to dismiss or suspend a teacher for more than ten (10) days without pay, due process, written charges, and a hearing, if requested, shall be provided in accord with A.R.S. 15-539 et seq. and relevant regulations.

If charges have been adopted by the Governing Board stating cause, a teacher may be placed on administrative leave by the Board, per A.R.S. 15-540.

When the Superintendent presents a statement of charges wherein the alleged cause for dismissal constitutes immoral conduct, the Governing Board may adopt a resolution authorizing filing of a complaint with the State Board of Education.  Pending disciplinary action by the State Board of Education on a Governing Board complaint alleging immoral conduct, a teacher may be reassigned by the administrator or placed on administrative leave by the Board, per A.R.S. 15-540.  When the Superintendent reasonably suspects or receives a reasonable allegation that an act of immoral or unprofessional conduct that would constitute grounds for dismissal or criminal charges by a professional person has occurred, a report shall be made to the Department of Education by the Superintendent, per A.R.S. 15-514.

The Governing Board shall keep confidential the name of a student involved in a hearing for dismissal, discipline, or action on a teacher’s certificate, with exceptions as noted in A.R.S. 15.551.