All employees are required to notify OPS (Office of Professional Standards) in writing within 48 hours if they are arrested or given a Notice to Appear for any criminal offense, including driving under the influence (DUI) and other criminal traffic offenses. Administrators and supervisors who become aware of subordinates who have been arrested, charged or given a Notice to Appear for such offenses will immediately notify OPS. Such notice shall not be considered an admission of guilt nor shall such notice be admissible for any purpose in any proceeding, civil or criminal, administrative or judicial, investigatory or adjudicatory. In addition, employees shall self-report to OPS in writing any conviction, finding of guilt, withholding of adjudication, commitment to pretrial diversion program, or entering a pleas of guilty or Nolo Contendere for any criminal offense other than a minor traffic violation within 48 hours after the final judgment. When handling sealed and expunged records disclosed under this rule, school districts shall comply with the confidentiality provisions of sections 943.0585(4)(c) and 943.059(4)(c), Florida Statutes.
(If circumstances occur, and they are not able to reach their superior or a designated alternate, they may notify Sylvia Archie in HR (708-8540 x3045) or Debbie Piha in Professional Practices (708-8770 x2023)).
Please report all incidents to Debbie Piha-Horne, Office of Professional Standards, School Support Center at 941-708-8770 x2023.
Self Reporting Form