Whenever it shall come to the attention of the Commissioner of Education that any person who holds a valid Nebraska certificate authorizing such person to teach or administer in the public, private, denominational, or parochial schools in this state, has been convicted of any felony, or any misdemeanor which involves abuse, neglect, or sexual misconduct, or it appears has violated any standard contained in the Professional Practices Criteria of 92 NAC 27, the Commissioner of Education shall proceed to file a complaint against such person, conduct an appropriate investigation into the matter, and proceed with the appropriate disciplinary action as warranted.

When a Petition filed by the Commissioner with the Professional Practices Commission results in a recommendation to the Board by the PPC, the PPC shall submit to the Board such written recommendation for suspension, revocation or support or opposition to a reinstatement request.  The written recommendation shall include the PPC’s findings of fact and conclusions of law as provided in 95 NAC 1.  The Board will consider the matter and issue a final order.

In non-public certificate cases in which the Board has appointed a hearing officer, the hearing officer shall submit to the Board a record of the case together with a recommended decision, findings of fact, and conclusions of law in accordance with 92 NAC 28.  The Board will consider the matter and issue a final order.