§249.43: Procedure for Reinstating a Suspended Certificate

(a) At the end of the suspension period designated by the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC), the person whose certificate was suspended may request that the Texas Education Agency (TEA) staff reinstate the certificate by applying for a duplicate certificate up to 30 days prior to the end of the suspension period and paying the appropriate fee. The TEA staff shall run a criminal background check on the applicant for the duplicate certificate and may deny the reinstatement based on a subsequent criminal history or other misconduct occurring or discovered after the effective date of the order suspending the certificate.

(b) A record of reinstatement of the certificate shall become part of the educator's official certification records.

(c) The TEA staff shall notify all Texas school district superintendents and certification officers in each state or territory of the United States of the reinstatement of the certificate by updating the educator's virtual certificate to show that the period of the suspension has expired. The record of the prior suspension shall become part of the person's official records maintained by the TEA staff and shall be recorded as a prior disciplinary action on the educator's virtual certificate.


Source Note: The provisions of this §249.43 adopted to be effective March 31, 1999, 24 TexReg 2304; amended to be effective December 16, 2007, 32 TexReg 9112