|Self-Reporting of Arrests and Convictions by School District Employees|
Criminal Traffic Violations include, but are not limited to:
Minor Traffic Violations are defined as a non-criminal violation that may require community service hours, under § 316.027(4), Fla. Stat., but is not punishable by incarceration, and for which there is no right to trial by jury or right to court-appointed counsel.
All district employees will self-report in writing with the appropriate documentation any arrests and/or criminal charges, including criminal traffic violations, to the employee's immediate supervisor/designee within forty-eight (48) hours of said arrest and/or criminal charges. In addition, all district employees shall self-report in writing any conviction, finding of guilt, withholding of adjudication, commitment to a pretrial diversion program, or entering a plea of guilty, guilty in your best interest, or Nolo Contendere for any criminal offense other than a minor traffic violation within forty-eight (48) hours after the final judgment has been entered.
Only district employees who drive district-owned/operated or controlled vehicles, or are required to hold a valid driver's license or a commercial driver's license ("CDL"), are required to report minor traffic violations as per Section 2 above when they occur with any vehicle.
When handling sealed and expunged court records disclosed pursuant to State Board of Education Rule 6B-1.006(5), the district shall comply with the confidentiality provisions of § 943.0585(4)(c) and § 943.059(4)(c), F.S., pertaining to sealed and expunged court records.
The supervisor shall forward a copy of the documentation from the employee regarding the violation(s) to the chief personnel officer/designee within twenty four (24) hours of receipt of the information.
Failure to self-report may result in discipline, u p to and including termination from employment.
§§ 230.23(17); 230.23005, Fla. Stat.
§§ 230.03(2); 230.335(1)(a); 231.001; 231.02; 231.28(1); 435.03-.07; Fla. Stat.
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