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Pre-Employment Affidavit for Educators

Tuesday, November 14, 2017  
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(TEA) Senate Bill 7, 85th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, created a new requirement in Texas Education Code §21.009 for all applicants for educator positions at school districts, districts of innovation, open-enrollment charter schools, regional education service centers, or shared services arrangements to provide, “using a form adopted by the agency, a pre-employment affidavit disclosing whether the applicant has ever been charged with, adjudicated for, or convicted of having an inappropriate relationship with a minor.”

Commissioner Mike Morath has approved employment affidavits to meet the requirements of Texas Education Code §21.009. The affidavits were developed in conjunction with the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) and are posted on the TASB website. More...

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