401.6 Limitations to Employment References

The district believes in taking appropriate measures to promote the health and welfare of all students.  Any school employee, contractor, or agent shall not assist another school employee, contractor, or agent in obtaining a new job, apart from the routine transmission of administrative personnel files, if the individual or agency knows, or has probable cause to believe, that such school employee, contractor, or agent engaged in sexual misconduct regarding a minor or student in violation of the law. 

This limitation does not apply if the matter has been properly reported to law enforcement and any other regulatory authorities required by law, and either:

  • the matter has been officially closed by the law enforcement agency;
  • the individual is acquitted or otherwise exonerated of the alleged misconduct; or
  • more than four years has passed since the case was opened, and no charges or indictment have been filed.

Legal References:  20 U.S.C. §7926

       281 I.A.C. 12.3(14)

Cross References: 401.5 Employee Records

       402.2 Child Abuse Reporting

                               402.3 Abuse of Students by School District Employees

       405.2 Licensed Employee Qualifications, Recruitment, Selection

                               411.2 Classified Employee Qualifications, Recruitment, Selection

Approved 2/8/2022                             Reviewed                                             Revised