2017 Georgia Code
Title 20 - Education
Chapter 2 - Elementary and Secondary Education
Article 17 - Teachers and Other School Personnel
Part 10 - Professional Standards
§ 20-2-982. Purpose

Universal Citation: GA Code § 20-2-982 (2017)
  • The following constitute the major purposes of this part:
    • (1) To simplify and make more efficient the process of certifying educational personnel in Georgia;
    • (2) To attract the highest possible number of qualified personnel to become educators in Georgia;
    • (3) To promote the hiring of qualified educators from other states to work in Georgia schools;
    • (4) To improve the level of preparation of educators, both pre-service and in-service, by requiring for purposes of certification those essential skills and that knowledge needed to deliver effective education;
    • (5) To adopt standards of professional performance and a code of professional ethics for educators, both of which shall represent standards of performance and conduct which are generally accepted by educators of this state;
    • (6) To investigate reports of specified criminal conduct, violations of professional or ethical codes of conduct, and violations of certain rules, regulations, and policies by school system educators;
    • (7) To enforce the requirement that local school systems promptly report specified criminal conduct of school system educators to the commission; and
    • (8) To impose disciplinary action or a denial of a certificate against an educator.
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