Support Local Journalism, Join the SA Current Press Club.

New 'Ineligible for Employment' Database Will List Texas Teachers, School Employees with History of Misconduct 

click to enlarge SHUTTERSTOCK
  • Shutterstock
School officials — and soon any concerned Texan — will now be able to search a compiled database that includes the names of teachers and other school personnel with criminal backgrounds or histories of misconduct.

The state's new "Do Not Hire" database will include school employees who are either under investigation or deemed ineligible for hire. The registry was created as part of House Bill 3, a sweeping education funding bill passed in the last legislative session.

According to the Texas Education Agency's website, individuals listed on the registry and currently employed at a school must be fired.

The registry became available to both public and private school administrators this week. It will be made accessible to the public in April.

The State of Texas requires superintendents to report teachers who have committed misconduct such as abusing a student or having sexual contact with a student. This new development, however, includes mandatory reporting of such misconduct made by other school staffers.

Stay on top of San Antonio news and views. Sign up for our Weekly Headlines Newsletter.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the San Antonio Current Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the San Antonio Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

January 26, 2022

View more issues


Join SA Current Newsletters

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


© 2022 San Antonio Current

Website powered by Foundation