Teachers and Other School Personnel

ORS 342.223
Criminal records check

  • effect of making false statement
  • appeal


(1)

For the purpose of requesting a state or nationwide criminal records check under ORS 181A.195 (Criminal records check), the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission may require the fingerprints of:

(a)

A person who is applying for a license or registration under ORS 342.120 (Definitions for chapter) to 342.430 (Teacher Standards and Practices Commission Account) as a teacher, administrator or personnel specialist if the person has not submitted to a criminal records check by the commission within the previous three years or has remained continuously licensed by or registered with the commission for a different license or registration for which the person already has submitted to a criminal records check by the commission.

(b)

A person who is applying for reinstatement of a license or registration as a teacher, administrator or personnel specialist, or a certificate as a school nurse, whose license, registration or certificate has lapsed for at least three years.

(c)

A person who is applying for a certificate under ORS 342.475 (School nurses) as a school nurse.

(d)

A person who is registering with the commission for supervised clinical practice experience, practicum or internship as a teacher, administrator or personnel specialist, if the person does not hold a current license issued by the commission and has not submitted to a criminal records check by the commission within the previous three years for student teaching, practicum or internship as a teacher, administrator or personnel specialist.

(e)

A person who is applying for a registration as a public charter school teacher or administrator under ORS 342.125 (Types of licenses).

(2)

The making of any false statement as to the conviction of a crime is grounds for refusal to issue, renew or reinstate a license, certificate or registration and is in addition to the grounds stated in ORS 342.143 (Issuance of licenses and registrations).

(3)

A person may appeal the refusal to issue a license, registration or certificate under this section as a contested case under ORS 183.413 (Notice to parties before hearing of rights and procedure) to 183.470 (Orders in contested cases), but the refusal to renew or reinstate a license or registration is subject to ORS 342.175 (Grounds for discipline) to 342.180 (Appeal), and the commission shall notify the person of the right to appeal. [1993 c.674 §5; 1995 c.446 §9; 1999 c.199 §9; 2001 c.407 §5; 2005 c.730 §19; 2007 c.35 §2; 2007 c.575 §15a; 2008 c.39 §8; 2015 c.245 §21; 2015 c.279 §5; 2015 c.647 §21]

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Jun. 26, 2021