ERIC Number: ED423231
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Alaska State Professional Teaching Practices Commission (PTPC). Annual Report. Fiscal Year 1997.
This annual report of the Alaska State Professional Teaching Practices Commission (PTPC) cites activities and services of the PTPC as authorized by Alaska Statutes, Title 14, Chapter 20, Article 5, entitled "The Professional Teaching Practices Act." In general, the Commission handles matters of ethical and professional standards of educators and their compliance with applicable state laws and contractual obligations. The report synopsizes activities from July 1, 1996 through June 30, 1997. Section 1 explains the PTPC's purpose, organization, and activities. Section 2 describes what appropriate disciplinary action is pursuant to Section 14.20.470, Alaska Statutes. Section 3 explains professional teaching practices public hearings. Section 4 presents examples of allegations (e.g., sexual harassment of staff, sexual misconduct with students, drug-alcohol offenses, inappropriate discipline, incompetency, criminal conduct, fraudulent certificates/applications, miscellaneous issues, and contract violation). Section 5 reviews fiscal year 1997. The Commission met three times, with 57 complaints investigated and concluded. The report details the following activities and services: disciplinary actions; background searches; appeal hearings; newsletter publications; presentations; code of ethics provision; the national clearinghouse (where any disciplinary action against an educator in any state is recorded); and handbook for Alaska educators. A table presents the financial report for fiscal year 1997. Charts offer numbers of PTPC cases by calendar year and final orders and frequency of sanctions invoked. The report concludes with a list of PTPC staff and members as of October 1996. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Professional Teaching Practices Commission, Anchorage.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska