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The district believes in taking appropriate measures to promote the health and welfare of all students.  Any school employee, volunteer, 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. Sexual misconduct means physical or sexual abuse of students, including but not limited to sexual or physical relationships, grooming behavior, and otherwise inappropriate relationships with students.

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.

Note:  This is a mandatory policy.  The language stated in the policy reflects the standards established for schools receiving funding under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

Cross Reference:

401.5 Employee Records

401.5R1 Employee Records – Regulation

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

Legal Reference:

281 IAC 12.3, Iowa Code §256, 20 USC 7926


Reviewed: July 15, 2024

Revised:July 15, 2024