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					Georgia Professional Standards Commission




           CRIMINAL HISTORY
              PREVENTION
            CURRENT ISSUES
A CRIMINAL HISTORY CHECK
      CAN ONLY TELL
    YOU WHAT IS TRUE
        FOR TODAY
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS

      WATCH FOR
 OUT OF STATE NUMBERS
CHALLENGES POSED BY OUT OF
     STATE APPLICANTS
NON-TRADITIONAL STUDENTS
           -vs-
  TRADITIONAL STUDENTS
REVIEW MILITARY DISCHARGE
       PAPERS (DD214)
   GAPS
    IN
EMPLOYMENT
    CONTACT LAST
       KNOWN
PLACES OF EMPLOYMENT
           GEORGIA CRIME INFORMATION CENTER
                        3121 PANTHERSVILLE ROAD
                           DECATUR, GA 30037
                            (404) 244—2639

** * * ****** ** CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD ** * *** ** *
                             PRODUCED ON 2007—09-04

       ******* *** ** * ** *** * * INTRODUCTION ***********************

       THIS RAP SHEET WAS PRODUCED IN RESPONSE TO THE FOLLOWING REQUEST:
                                FBI NUMBER 0000003
                          STATE ID NUMBER GA00003T (GA)
                                    ARN 07-7-2
                                  PURPOSE CODE W
                               ATTENTION Ed Aaron



     THE INFORMATION IN THIS RAP SHEET IS SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING CAVEATS:

THIS RESPONSE IS BEING PRODUCED FOR YOUR REQUEST SENT: 2007-09-04 (GA; 2007—08—
                                       11)
IMPORTANT! CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD INFORMATION IS OBTAINED ONE OF TWO
WAYS: 1) BY CONDUCTING AN INQUIRY USING PERSONAL IDENTIFIERS SUCH AS
NAME AND DATE OF BIRTH (NAME SEARCH), OR 2) BY SUBMITTING FINGERPRINT
CARDS TO THE GEORGIA CRIME INFORMATION CENTER (GCIC) . WHEN CONDUCTING A
NAME SEARCH FOR CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD INFORMATION, THERE IS A
POSSIBILITY THAT THE INFORMATION RETURNED BELONGS TO A DIFFERENT PERSON
WITH THE SANE, OR SIMILAR, IDENTIFIERS. IN THIS CASE, A POSITIVE MATCH
OF THE PERSON WHOSE CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD IS SOUGHT REQUIRES
SUBMISSION OF FINGERPRINT CARDS TO GCIC. WHEN CONDUCTING A FINGERPRINT
SEARCH FOR CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD INFORMATION, THE INFORMATION
RETURNED DOES, IN FACT, BELONG TO THE INDIVIDUAL. IN THIS CASE,
CONDUCTING A NAME SEARCH USING THE INDIVIDUAL’S PERSONAL IDENTIFIERS
WOULD BE THE SAME INFORMATION. (GA; 2007-08-11)
WHEN THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN A CRIMINAL HISTORY REPORT CAUSES AN
ADVERSE EMPLOYMENT OR LICENSING DECISION THE INDIVIDUAL, BUSINESS OR
AGENCY MAKING THE DECISION MUST INFORM THE APPLICANT OF ALL INFORMATION
PERTINENT TO THE DECISION. THE DISCLOSURE MUST INCLUDE INFORMATION THAT
A CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD CHECK WAS CONDUCTED, THE SPECIFIC CONTENTS OF
THE RECORD AND THE EFFECT THE RECORD HAD UPON THE DECISION. FAILURE TO
PROVIDE ALL SUCH INFORMATION TO THE PERSON SUBJECT TO THE ADVERSE
DECISION IS A MISDEMEANOR OFFENSE UNDER GEORGIA LAW. ADDITIONALLY, ANY
UNAUTHORIZED DISSEMINATION OF THIS RECORD OR INFORMATION HEREIN ALSO
VIOLATES GEORGIA LAW. (GA; 2007-08-11)
IN THE EVENT THAT IDENTIFIERS ARE NOT CLEARLY ASSOCIATED TO A SPECIFIC
CYCLE, THE INFORMATION IS MOST LIKELY NON-FINGERPRINT BASED INFORMATION
RECEIVED FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AT THE TIME OF RELEASE FROM
INCARCERATION. (GA; 2007-08-11)
             ** * * ****** ** * IDENTIFICATION ******************** ***
             SUBJECT NAME(S)

Doe, John (2007—08-08)
SUBJECT DESCRIPTION
FBI NUMBER STATE ID NUMBER
0000003 GA00003T
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
392-99-9999 (2007—08—08)
SEX RACE
MALE (2003—09—24) BLACK (2003—09—24)
HEIGHT WEIGHT DATE OF BIRTH
5’ 10” (2003—09—24) 203 (2003—09—24) 1980—01—20 (2007—08—08)
HAIR COLOR EYE COLOR
BLACK (2003—09—24) BROWN (2003—09—24)
PLACE OF BIRTH
FLORIDA (2003—09—24)

* * *** * ** * *** * * * * *** CRIMINAL HISTORY * ****** ******* * *** * ** * * * * *
===================== OTN 0000003 (CYCLE 1 OF 1)
OFFENDER TRACKING NUMBER (OTN) 0000003
EARLIEST EVENT DATE 2003-09-24
OFFENSE DATE 2003-09-24
ARREST SRF 000000
ARREST (CYCLE 1)
ARREST DATE 2003—09—24
CASE NUMBER 00005938
ARRESTING AGENCY GA0330200 COBB COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
SUBJECT’S NAME DOE, JOHN
ARREST TYPE ADULT
CHARGE
CHARGE TRACKING NUMBER 0000003-1
CHARGE LITERAL DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED OR REVOKED CHARGE DESCRIPTION (M)

STATUTE 40-5-121; GA
STATE OFFENSE CODE 5412
SEVERITY MISDEMEANOR


CHARGE
CHARGE TRACKING NUMBER 0000003-2
CHARGE LITERAL MARIJUANA-POSSESS LESS THAN 1 OZ.
CHARGE DESCRIPTION (F)
STATUTE 16-13-2(B); GA
STATE OFFENSE CODE 3514
SEVERITY MISDEMEANOR

COURT-DISPOSITION (CYCLE 1)
CASE NUMBER 000052
COURT AGENCY GA033013J COBB COUNTY STATE COURT
SUBJECT’S NAME DOE, JOHN

CHARGE
CHARGE TRACKING NUMBER 0000003—2
CHARGE LITERAL MARIJUANA-POSSESS LESS THAN 1 OZ.


STATUTE 16-13-2(B); GA
STATE OFFENSE CODE 3514
SEVERITY MISDEMEANOR
DISPOSITION DISMISSED (2004—01—14; DISMISSED)
CHARGE
CHARGE TRACKING NUMBER 000000-3
CHARGE LITERAL TRAFFIC/MOTOR VEHICLE OFFENSE
CHARGE DESCRIPTION INVALID LIC C/F SUSP LIC
STATUTE NOT FOUND; GA
STATE OFFENSE CODE 5499
SEVERITY UNKNOWN


DISPOSITION GUILTY (CONVICTED / ADJUDICATED) (2004-01-14; CONVICTED)
SENTENCING (CYCLE 1)
CASE NUMBER
SENTENCE DATE 2004-01—14
SENTENCING AGENCY GA033013J COBB COUNTY STATE COURT
CHARGE
CHARGE TRACKING NUMBER 0000003-2
SENTENCE SCHOOL
COMMUNITY SERVICE
CONDITIONAL DISCHARGE PROGRAM
PROBATION 12 MONTHS
FINE $375


CHARGE
CHARGE TRACKING NUMBER 0000003-3
SENTENCE PROBATION 12 MONTHS
FINE $188
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * INDEX OF AGENCIES * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
AGENCY COBB COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT; GA0330200; CHIEF
ADDRESS
140 NORTH MARIETTA PARKWAY
MARIETTA, GA 300600000
AGENCY COBB COUNTY STATE COURT; GA033013J;
JUDGE
ADDRESS 12 EAST PARK SQUARE
                             UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
                             FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
                       CRIMINAL JUSTICE INFORMATION SERVICES DIVISION
                                   CLARKSBURG, WV 26306
GA930090Z
TCN 00000000000000000-0000000000

THE FBI IDENTIFIED YOUR TEN- PRINT SUBMISSION WHICH CONTAINED
THE FOLLOWING DESCRIPTORS:

NAME
DATE ARRESTED/FINGERPRINTED 2007/01/19

SEX      RACE       BIRTH DATE      HEIGHT    WEIGHT     EYES       HAIR

STATE ID         BIRTH PLACE
GA0000000L

OTHER BIRTH                                      SOCIAL
DATES                  SCARS-MARKS-TATTOOS       SECURITY          MISC NUMBERS

ALIAS NAMES(S)
NONE
                              UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
                                FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
                        CRIMINAL JUSTICE INFORMATION SERVICES DIVISION
                                     CLARKSBURG, WV 26306
GA000000Z                                                    ICN IFCS0000000000000000
BECAUSE ADDITIONS OR DELETIONS MAY BE MADE AT ANY TIME, A NEW COPY
SHOULD BE REQUESTED WHEN NEEDED FOR SUBSEQUENT USE.
                                  THIS RECORD IS SUBJECT TO THE
                        FOLLOWING USE AND DISSEMINATION RESTRICTIONS
           UNDER PROVISIONS SET FORTH IN TITLE 28, CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS (CFR),
    SECTION 50.12, BOTH GOVERNMENTAL AND NONGOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES AUTHORIZED TO
    SUBMIT FINGERPRINTS AND RECEIVE FBI IDENTIFICATION RECORDS MUST NOTIFY THE
    INDIVIDUALS FINGERPRINTED THAT THE FINGERPRINTS WILL BE USED TO CHECK THE CRIMINAL
    HISTORY RECORDS OF THE FBI. IDENTIFICATION RECORDS OBTAINED FROM THE FBI MAY USED
    SOLELY FOR THE PURPOSE REQUESTED AND MAY NOT BE DISSEMINATED OUTSIDE THE
    RECEIVING DEPARTMENT, RELAATED AGENCY OR OTHER AUTHORIZED ENTITY. IF THE
    INFORMATION ON THE RECORD IS USED TO DISQUALIFY AN APPLICANT, THE OFFICIAL
    MAKING THE DETERMINATION OF SUITABILITY FOR LICENSING OR EMPLOYMENT SHALL
    PROVIDE THE APPLICANT THE OPPORTUNITY TO COMPLETE, OR CHALLENGE THE
    ACCURACY OF, THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE FBI IDENTIFICATION RECORD. THE
    DECIDING OFFICIAL SHOULD NOT DENY THE LICENSE OR EMPLOYMENT BASED ON THE
    INFORMATION IN THE RECORD UNTIL THE APPLICANT HAS BEEN AFFORDED A RESONABLE TIME
    TO CORRECT OR COMPLETE THE INFORMATION, OR HAS DECLINED TO DO SO. AN INDIVIDUAL
    SHOULD BE PRESUMED NOT GUILTY OF ANY CHARGE/ARREST FOR WHICH THERE IS NO FINAL
    DISPOSITION STATE ON THE RECORD OR
    OTHERWISE DETERMINED. IF THE APPLICANT WISHES TO CORRECT THE RECORD AS IT APPEARS
    IN THE FBI’S CJIS DIVISION RECORDS SYSTEM, THE APPLICANT SHOULD BE ADVISED THE
    PROCEDURES TO CHANGE, CORRECT OR UPDATE THE RECORD ARE SET FORTH IN TITLE 28, CFR,
    SECTION 16.34.
                              - FBI IDENTIFICATION RECORD -

WHEN EXPLANTION OF A CHARGE OF DISPOSITION IS NEEDED, COMMUNICATE DIRECTLY WITH THE
AGENCY THAT FURNISHED THE DATA TO THE FBI.

NAME                                     FBI NO.                     DATE REQUESTED
DOE, JANE                                000000HB3                   2007/01/26

SEX RACE      BIRTH DATE    HEIGHT  WEIGHT        EYES        HAIR
M      W       11/11/11        6’3”    195         HAZ        BLN
BIRTH PLACE
ATLQANTA, GA
FINGERPRINT CLASS        PATTERN CLASS                CITIZENSHIP

END OF PART 1 - PART 2 TO FOLLOW
                             UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
                               FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
                       CRIMINAL JUSTICE INFORMATION SERVICES DIVISION
                                    CLARKSBURG, WV 26306
GA930090Z                                                           ICN IFCS0000000000000000
                        - FBI IDENTIFICATION RECORD - FBI NO-000000HB3
1.-ARRESTED OR RECEIVED 1997/12/04 SID- SC00000000
    AGENCY-SHERIFF’S OFFICE GREENVILLE (SC0000000)
    AGENCY CASE - 000000
    CHARGE 1- FRAUDULENT CHECK Ff000000
   COURT-SHERIFF’S OFFICE GREENVILLE (SC0230000)
    CHARGE- FRAUDULENT CHECK
    SENTENCE-
    VERDICT - CONVICTED ADDITIONAL DATE - PAID $45.

2. FIVE ARRESTS OUTSIDE THE STATE OF GEORGIA

    ALL ARREST ENTIRES CONTAINED IN THIS FBI RECORD ARE BASED ON FINGERPRINT
    COMPARISONS AND PERTAIN TO THE SAME INDIVIDUAL.

    THE USE OF THIS RECORD IS REGULATED BY LAW. IT IS PROVIDED FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY AND
    MAYBE USED ONLY FOR THE PURPOSE REQUESTED.
     CONSENT AGREEMENTS
SHOULD ALLOW FOR INFORMATION
   TO BE RETRIEVED FROM BOTH
 STATE AND FEDERAL DATA BASES
   CRIMES OF
MORAL TURPITUDE
HOW OFTEN SHOULD SYSTEMS
         REQUIRE
  BACKGROUND CHECKS???
SCHOOL SYSTEM’S RESPONSE TO
  APPLICANTS OR EDUCATORS
 ANSWERING “YES” TO PERSONAL
   AFFIRMATION QUESTIONS
            RICH MAN
            POOR MAN
             DOCTOR
             LAWYER
          INDIAN CHIEF
PROFESSIONALS FROM OTHER FIELDS
What does the PSC need to know
 when you discover a Criminal
  History or other personnel
            issues?
     WHO was involved?
      WHAT happened?
    WHEN did it happen?
   WHERE did it happen?
     WHY did it happen?
     HOW did it happen?
                  Sources of Information
•Court documents
•Letters from court officials
•Police reports
•Military - Form DD214
•Statement from Certified Educator, Applicant or Classified
Employee
•Check references
•Open records
•Previous employers
•Other certifying agencies
•Any other means that you can think of...
Contact Information

      Langston Jackson
       PSC Investigator
       (404) 232-2630
langston.jackson@gapsc.com

        John Grant
  PSC Chief Investigator
      (404) 232-2626
  john.grant@gapsc.com
    Standard 11: Testing

  An educator shall
   administer state
mandated assessments
 fairly and ethically.
              Standard 11: Testing

Unethical conduct includes but is not limited to:
1.   committing any act that breaches Test
     Security; and
2.   compromising the integrity of the
     assessment.
    Acts that Breach               Test
          Security/Confidentiality
 Possessing unauthorized copies of state
  tests.
 Copying or taking notes on test items.
 Revealing in any manner any part of
  secure copyrighted tests to students or
  others.
Acts that Breach                   Test
        Security/Confidentiality
 Discussing test items or answers.
 Using secure test items and prompts
  for instructional purposes.
 Reviewing answers to test questions.
    Acts that breach             test
        security/confidentiality
   Failing to inventory test materials
    upon receipt.
    Acts that Compromise the Integrity of
               the Assessment.
   Failing to provide or attend required
    training.
   Failing to provide state approved
    accommodations.
   Providing accommodations not in an
    approved plan.
   Failing to communicate needed
    accommodations for a student.
   Reading parts of the test to a student except
    where indicated in written plans or directions.
    Acts that Compromise the Integrity of
               the Assessment.
   Failing to provide an appropriate testing
    environment.
   Failing to monitor testing environment.
   Failing to provide or ensure that proper tools
    are used during testing.
   Failing to follow the established testing
    schedule and order of test administration.
    Acts that Compromise the Integrity of
               the Assessment.
   Failing to ensure students are given the
    correct form and/or grade level.
   Failing to follow the directions specified in
    the manual.
   Allowing students too much or too little
    time.
   Coaching students during the test.
   Interpreting, explaining, or paraphrasing
    test items.
   Providing answers to test questions.
    Acts that Compromise the Integrity of
               the Assessment.
   Erasing or altering student answers (Erasure of stray marks
    that would interfere with scoring is appropriate!) .
   Failing to ensure accurate completion of student
    information.
   Discouraging students from putting forth optimal
    effort.
   Encouraging student absenteeism in order to
    avoid testing.
   Reclassifying students for the purpose of avoiding
    state testing.
              Test Prep
   After the conclusion of the American
   Literature EOCT, the educator asked
 students to write down what they could
  remember from the test in order to get
their input on how she could have better
prepared the students for the EOCT that
            they had just taken.
          ERASURES!

Two educators, a school principal
and assistant Principal, corrected
 the answers on students’ CRCT
answer sheets prior to submitting
        them for scoring.
        Notes on the Test
The educator admits making notes
as she administered the 2007 EOCT
and then sending other teachers
copies of the notes for review before
the 2008 EOCT.
Other Grounds for Disciplinary Action
        against a Certificate:
1. unethical conduct as outlined in The Code of
    Ethics for Educators, Standards 1-11;
2. disciplinary action against a certificate in
    another state on grounds consistent with those
    specified in the Code of Ethics for Educators;
3. order from a court or a request from DHR that
    a certificate be suspended or denied for non-
    payment of child support;
Other Grounds for Disciplinary Action
        against a Certificate:
4. notification from the GHEAC that the educator
    is in default and not in satisfactory repayment
    status on a student loan;
5. suspension or revocation of any professional
    license or certificate;
6. violation of any other laws and rules applicable
    to the profession; and
7. any other good and sufficient cause that
    renders an educator unfit for employment as
    an educator
        Enforcing Sanctions
         The superintendent and the
 superintendent’s designee for certification
  shall be responsible for assuring that an
   individual whose certificate has been
   revoked, denied, or suspended is not
employed or serving in any capacity in their
 district. Both the superintendent and the
   superintendent’s designee must hold
            GAPSC certification.
Plan the Investigation
• Who is in charge of the investigation?
• What facts are needed to substantiate the allegation?
• What documentation is available?
• Is there evidence that needs to be collected?
• Who should be interviewed? (What information is
  expected?)
• What other agencies (DFCS, Police, District
  Attorney, etc.)? need to be involved
• What independent actions should the school
  system take immediately?
Plan the Investigation

   Interview Complainant
   Collect the Evidence

   Interview Witnesses

   Interview the Accused
   Begin Immediately
• Secure Physical Evidence
• Photograph the scene of the event
• Document what happened
• Make a list of potential witnesses
                                                                                                         In c id e n t R e p o r t
                       In c id e n t T y p e ( T h e ft, A s s a u lt, A lc o h o l, e tc .)                                                            L o c a t io n o f In c id e n t



  Document the              D a t e /T im e o f In c id e n t                   D a t e /T im e R e p o r t e d                              R e p o rte d T o                    In v e s t ig a t o r




  Investigation        P a r t ic ip a n t s (N a m e , H o m e /W o r k A d d r e s s e s , C o n ta c t I n fo r m a tio n )
                       P e r p e tr a to r (s ):                                                                                 V ic tim (s ):




Decide what            C o m p la in a n t (N a m e , H o m e /W o r k A d d r e s s e s , C o n ta c t I n fo r m a tio n )




information you will   W it n e s s e s (N a m e , H o m e /W o r k A d d r e s s e s , C o n ta c t I n fo r m a tio n - U s e b a c k o f s h e e t if a d d itio n a l s p a c e is n e e d e d )




need and create a
report format to
assist you in          D e s c r ip t io n o f t h e in c id e n t (W h a t H a p p e n e d ? )




documenting the
investigation. It is
easy to forget
something if you       L is t o f E v id e n c e C o lle c t e d




don’t have a good      DFCS?
                                   R e p o rte d to
                                                                                           Yes              No
                                                                                                                                 D is p o s it io n

                       L a w E n fo rc e m e n t?                                          Yes              No


report form.           PSC?
                            C e r t if ic a t io n In f o r m a t io n
                                                                                           Yes              No
                                                                         (N a m e , C e r tific a te # , P o s itio n h e ld )
 Example:Teacher suspected of being
    under the influence at school
• Secure Physical Evidence - alcoholic beverage, cup, pill bottle,
  baggie, etc.
• Photograph the scene of the event - condition of teacher,
  where evidence found, blackboard
• Document what happened - date &time, how you became
  aware, glassy eyes, slurred speech, unsteady, offered sobriety
  test, test administration info., test results, etc.
• Make a list of potential witnesses - witnessed the teacher’s
  conduct, who smelled the beverage, who administered the test,
  etc.
If a Criminal Act has been committed
  • Secure all evidence
  • Contact Law Enforcement
  • Document what has been done
                              O.C.G.A. § 19-7-5
An oral report shall be made as soon as possible by telephone or
otherwise and followed by a report in writing, if requested, to a child welfare
agency providing protective services, as designated by the Department of
Human Resources of any reports of ‘Child abuse’ including:

  Physical injury or death inflicted upon a child by a parent or caretaker (by other than
  accidental means)


  Neglect or exploitation of a child by a parent or caretaker

  Sexual abuse - sexual intercourse; masturbation; lewd exhibition; …physical contact in an act of
  apparent sexual stimulation or gratification ... “Sexual abuse” shall not include consensual sex acts
  involving persons of the opposite sex when the sex acts are between minors…”


  •Sexual exploitation - conduct by a child’s parent or caretaker who allows, permits, encourages,
  or requires that child to engage in: prostitution; or sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing
  any visual or print medium depicting such conduct.
                       O.C.G.A. § 20-2-984.2
(a) Superintendents shall make an immediate written report to
 the local board of education upon receiving a written report
 that any educator employed by the local unit of administration has committed any of the
 following specifically identified crimes:
    Murder, voluntary manslaughter, aggravated assault, aggravated battery, or kidnapping
    Any sexual offense,
    Any sexual exploitation of a minor
    Any offense involving marijuana or a controlled substance
    Any offense involving theft,
    Unlawfully operating a motor vehicle after being declared a habitual violator

(b) If the administrator and the local board of education have a good faith,
 reasonable basis to believe that the incident occurred or evidence exists, the local
 board of education shall, within a reasonable period of time but not later than 30 days from receipt
 of the report, transmit such report to the commission with a request for investigation.

				
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