Charged/Arraigned of a Crime
The School Safety Initiative requires that all school district employees, within three (3) business days of being charged and/or arraigned on certain crimes (click on the following link for a listing of crimes; Exhibit A-the employee must report the crime and cannot work in public schools, Exhibit B and C-the employee must report the crime, Exhibit D-nullification of teaching certification) file a report with the Michigan Department of Education and the Chippewa Valley Schools. A form has been developed for this purpose and is located below.
Please be advised in the event an employee fails to disclose having been charged and/or arraigned on certain crimes, and the crime involved in the underlying violation is a misdemeanor or a felony, that employee may be charged with an additional felony, or misdemeanor. In addition, any employee who fails to disclose any crime listed in exhibit A, B, or C will be discharged from her/his employment.
Please also be advised that after an employee discloses that (s)he has been charged and/or arraigned and that employee is subsequently not convicted of the crime after the completion of judicial proceedings resulting from that charge, the employee may request the Michigan Department of Education and the Chippewa Valley Schools to delete the report from its records. Upon receipt of the request and documentation verifying that the employee was not convicted, the report shall be deleted from the records. It is, however, the employee's obligation to request the deletion of the report and to provide the documentation.
Employees should be further advised that pursuant to the SSI, in the event he/she is charged and/or arraigned on certain crimes he/she will be required to disclose to the court that he/she is a school employee and the court or the prosecuting attorney in charge of the case are required to notify the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Superintendent of the Chippewa Valley Schools.