2016 Alaska Statutes
Title 14 - EDUCATION, LIBRARIES, AND MUSEUMS
Chapter 14.20 - TEACHERS AND SCHOOL PERSONNEL
Article 01 - TEACHER CERTIFICATION
Sec. 14.20.030 Causes for revocation and suspension.
(a) The commissioner or the Professional Teaching Practices Commission may revoke or suspend a certificate only for the following reasons:
(1) incompetency, which is defined as the inability or the unintentional or intentional failure to perform the teacher's customary teaching duties in a satisfactory manner;
(2) immorality, which is defined as the commission of an act which, under the laws of the state, constitutes a crime involving moral turpitude;
(3) substantial noncompliance with the school laws of the state or the regulations of the department; or
(4) upon a determination by the Professional Teaching Practices Commission that there has been a violation of ethical or professional standards or contractual obligations.
(b) The commissioner or the Professional Teaching Practices Commission shall revoke for life the certificate of a person who has been convicted of a crime, or an attempt, solicitation, or conspiracy to commit a crime, involving a minor under AS 11.41.410 - 11.41.460 or a law or ordinance in another jurisdiction with elements similar to an offense described in this subsection.
(c) The commissioner or the Professional Teaching Practices Commission shall request the chief administrative law judge (AS 44.64.020), to appoint an administrative law judge employed by the office of administrative hearings to preside at a hearing conducted under this section. AS 44.64.060 and 44.64.070 do not apply to the hearing.
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