Kansas Teachers – Understanding the Risks of Losing Your Teaching Certificate

All professions carry with them the risk that at any given time, there could be a threat to a professional’s licensure or certification.  Kansas teachers are no exception, and are held to a very high standard in this state.  We rely on teachers to provide Kansas children with the education they need to go to college and pursue a career.  When teachers lose their certifications, this is disappointing not only for the teacher, but also for that teacher’s students, especially in situations where the teacher is well-regarded.  By becoming a Kansas teacher, it is imperative that you are aware of what conduct can result in the loss of your Kansas teaching certificate.

Grounds for Revoking a Teaching Certification

In Kansas, a teaching certificate may be revoked for reasons including, but not limited to, immorality, gross neglect, and the annulment of a written contract.  These rules governing revocation are extremely broad.  Immorality can have various meanings, and not everyone shares the same meaning of immorality; however, many people consider sexual relations with students, abuse and using alcohol or drugs while on the job to be considered immoral behavior.  Such conduct may also follow under the category of “gross neglect,” and this makes things even more confusing for Kansas teachers.  When it comes to the annulment of a written contract, it isn’t always clear that a teacher has committed wrongdoing, as there may be legitimate contractual disputes that are the root cause of a teacher’s alleged breach or the rescinding of a written contract.

Given that there are a number of ways that your Kansas teaching certificate may be at risk, you should never face disciplinary action on your own.  Allow a skilled attorney to evaluate the facts of your situation so that you understand the allegations against you and what steps you need to take to move forward.

If I Lose My Teaching Certificate, Can it be Reinstated?

Any Kansas professional will always want to know whether his or her license or certificate can be reinstated after previously being revoked.  In some instances, Kansas teachers may be barred for life from having their teaching certificate reinstated.  However, many Kansas teachers will have the opportunity to seek reinstatement of their Kansas teaching certificate, but likely have to meet certain requirements to reach that point.  No matter what the reason may be for why your Kansas teaching certificate was revoked, you do have options available that can and should be discussed with a qualified attorney.

Contact Danielle Sanger of the Sanger Law Office Today to Schedule Your Free Consultation

Kansas is full of amazing teachers that we rely on now more than ever.  However, mistakes happen, and even a small mistake could put your teaching license at risk.  No matter what the reason may be for facing the loss of your teaching certificate, you have the ability to fight such allegations and demonstrate why you should be able to keep your Kansas teaching certificate.  Kansas Professional License Defense Attorney Danielle Sanger of the Sanger Law Office has extensive experience helping Kansas teachers and other Kansas professionals defend against the threat of losing their professional certificates and licenses.  As a former Assistant Attorney General of Kansas, Ms. Sanger has been on both sides of the aisle.  Her prosecutorial experience has enabled her to provide her clients with legal representation from multiple perspectives.  If you are a Kansas teacher or any other Kansas professional, and you are at risk for losing your certificate or license, it is imperative that you act quickly to get the matter resolved.  To schedule your free consultation to discuss your situation with Ms. Sanger, contact the Sanger Law Office today by calling (785) 979-4353.