www.mozilla.com Weather Central
Voices
Headlines

Survey aims to help Sedgwick County voters judge the judges -7/21/2014, 10:26 AM

Kansas pilots volunteer time, planes to rescue dogs -7/21/2014, 10:24 AM

Two men fall from balcony near Pawnee, Broadway -7/21/2014, 10:23 AM

Water witcher, well digger stay busy -7/21/2014, 10:22 AM

Western Kansas family knows value of water -7/21/2014, 10:21 AM

Americans For Prosperity mailer part of smear campaign, says Kansas GOP legislator -7/19/2014, 6:13 PM

Prison time tossed by lack of speedy trial -7/19/2014, 6:11 PM

Third resentencing ordered in baby in dryer case -7/19/2014, 6:10 PM

Great Plains hosts foreign dealers -7/19/2014, 6:09 PM

Officials, potential customers welcome new grocery store -7/19/2014, 6:08 PM

Official: Drug suspected in triple fatality could have been even more dangerous than LSD -7/19/2014, 6:06 PM

myTown Calendar

SPOTLIGHT
[var top_story_head]

Kansas board to renew discussion on teacher crime

Published on -9/16/2013, 7:10 AM

Printer-friendly version
E-Mail This Story

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- The Kansas State Board of Education is reopening a discussion of how to prod prosecutors into doing a better job of reporting felony convictions to help the board weed out problem teachers.

Board members plan to take up the issue Tuesday in discussing their agenda for the Kansas Legislature's 2014 session.

The issue arose in August as the board revoked the licenses of six teachers, including four convicted of sex offenses against minors.

Kansas law requires prosecutors to regularly report all felony convictions to the Department of Education so it can check them against employment rosters. But there are no penalties for not complying.

Only 14 of the state's 105 county prosecutors have filed any such reports during the past two years.

digg delicious facebook stumbleupon google Newsvine
More News and Photos

Associated Press Videos