Whether new to the profession or a long-standing public school teacher, the professional standards faced by Pennsylvania public school employees are some of the strictest within the Commonwealth. The school workplace is highly regulated; the interaction with and responsibility over children is highly scrutinized. There are background checks, forms, reporting requirements and tracking – all in place to ensure students are not only learning but also safe. Therefore, when a teacher or other public school employee is accused or convicted of a crime, he or she can face severe personal and professional consequences.
Such accusations are serious, but fear is not the answer. It helps to know the law, understand one’s obligations and most importantly, find the right attorney – one well-versed in both the criminal justice system and the professional guidelines set forth by the regulators.
If you believe that you are under investigation, have been subpoenaed before a grand jury or arrested and charged with a crime, contact us for a confidential consultation by phone at (215) 563-9800 or email at info@NeffSedacca.com.