Yesterday, the California Chronicle reported that “Senate Bill 1105 by Senator Bob Margett (R-Glendora) passed the State Senate. SB 1105 closes the loophole which allows teachers who plead no contest to specified sex and drug offenses to continue teaching in the classroom.”
Under the current teacher credentialing law, if a person is found guilty of a misdemeanor sex offense, they immediately lose their teaching credential. But, if the person plea’s no contest “then all credentials held by the person are suspended until a final decision by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing is made.”
The California Teachers Association and the American Civil Liberties Union opposed the bill. The Governor has until the end of September to sign the bill.
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