How Interstate Teaching Licenses May Impact Disciplinary Accusations

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Jul 03, 2023 | 0 Comments

One of the hardest aspects of professional licenses is how dependent they are on the state that issued them. Teachers, for instance, cannot easily move from state to state without having to apply for the new state's teaching license. This effectively prevents them from transferring positions and living wherever they want - or need to be. It also subjects them to several different standards of professionalism and conduct when they do hold more than one state teaching license. This can be overwhelming for teachers who have been accused of violating these standards in one state that were not rules in another state they are licensed in.

If you or someone you love holds multiple state teaching licenses and is accused of violating conduct in one state that would not be considered a violation in another state they hold a license in; it is imperative to work with a professional license defense team. Call the Lento Law Firm Team today.

Kansas is Joining the Teaching Compact

Kansas announced in April 2023 that they would be joining the Interstate Teacher Mobility Compact, which will make hiring teachers from other states much easier. This new compact is backed by the Department of Defense in an effort to make it easier for military personnel and their spouses to move around the country and continue to teach. If an additional six states join the compact, it could be operational in about a year or two.

Teaching isn't the first profession to adopt a compact like this. Almost 48 states are part of the Enhanced Nursing License Compact, which allows licensed nurses to easily work in states that are part of the compact without getting a whole new license. It also provides specific conduct standards that the nurses must follow to stay in good favor with the nursing boards. If the teaching compact does the same, it will ensure that teachers are not being accused of superfluous issues.

How the Lento Law Firm Team Can Help

When teachers are accused of violating the standards of their license, they run the risk of losing it. Hiring Lento Law Firm's Professional License Defense Team and Attorney-Advisor Joseph D. Lento will guarantee you the best possible outcome for your case. The Lento Law Firm Team will work diligently to gather evidence and relevant witness testimony to create a strategic defense on your behalf. They will also sit by your side and negotiate with the school board during any investigations or hearings.

You do not have to weather this storm alone. In fact, you shouldn't. Many teachers try to defend themselves during these kinds of proceedings and end up unsuccessful. Your defense should not only be unique to you and the facts of your incident, but it should effectively poke holes in the school board and the complainant's argument. Attorney-advisor Lento and the Lento Law Firm Team will ensure you are not punished with unnecessary consequences. Call 888-535-3686 today or schedule a consultation online.

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Joseph D. Lento

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