Count On An Austin License Defense Lawyer To Protect Your Teaching License Before The Texas Education Agency (TEA)
Teaching is a challenging and often thankless job, yet one of the most important in our society. As an educator, you work long hours to give Texas children the tools they'll need to lead happy and productive lives. You've already made an important contribution to our future by teaching our youth, and Texas needs people like you to keep making a difference.
If you're facing a complaint that puts your teaching license in jeopardy, that's a serious matter. Even if the complaint is baseless, you'll need to take quick action to get it dismissed right away; otherwise, your license could be taken away, and with it, your career. You must hire an aggressive license defense lawyer.
Teacher license defense cases in Austin and throughout Texas
The teaching profession in Texas is regulated by the State Board for Educator Certification and the Texas Education Agency (TEA), which enforces the Educator's Code of Ethics. Violations of the Code include:
- Deceptive or fraudulent practices;
- Misappropriation of school property or privileges;
- Accepting bribes or gifts that impair judgment;
- Sharing students' confidential information;
- Physically mistreating students; and
- Sexual misconduct.
In addition to violations of the Code, the Board for Educator Certification can restrict, suspend or revoke your license if you conduct school activities in violation of law, fail to report child abuse, abandon a contract or are convicted of a felony offense involving a minor.
If a complaint is filed against you, the Board of Educator Certification will investigate and decide whether to take disciplinary action. If you are facing discipline from the Board, you have a right to an administrative hearing before the State Office of Administrative Hearings. You must hire a knowledgeable license defense attorney.
Protect your teaching license by calling a Texas professional license defense lawyer
You have a right to fair and due process if a complaint has been raised to put your license in jeopardy, and you have the right to seek representation throughout the process. Whether the complaint against you is entirely unfounded or has extenuating circumstances, you'll need an experienced Austin professional license defense attorney to take your case and protect your livelihood.
At Bertolino LLP, we know how to thoroughly investigate the complaint against you, find all relevant evidence and build a strong case based on that information.
Don't let a challenge to your license threaten your ability to do your job and make a difference. Get the dedicated Texas license defense attorneys at Bertolino LLP on your side. Contact us to schedule a case evaluation. Call (512) 717-5432 and schedule an appointment at our Austin office.