Virginia legislators formally proposed a series of new legislative efforts to ensure teachers are promptly stripped of their licenses for sexually assaulting students, following a recent News4 I-Team investigation, which showed Fairfax County Public Schools waited years before revoking the teaching licenses of four educators who engaged in sexual misconduct.
Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston) is proposing a budget increase for the Virginia Department of Education Division of Teacher Education and Licensure, which helps investigate teachers accused of sexual misconduct. The agency would benefit from additional money and staffing to help ensure local schools are not allowing teachers to slip through the cracks, Howell said.
Va. Teachers Accused of Sexual Misconduct Kept Licenses
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