Teacher Discipline

Moral Character Actions (Part 83)

Allegations concerning the moral character of New York State teaching certificate holders and applicants are addressed pursuant to Part 83 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education. Click the side bar link for instructions about how to file a moral character complaint and related information.

Teacher Tenure Hearings (3020a)

The procedure for seeking termination of a tenured educator is found in Education Law ยง3020-a. The Teacher Tenure Hearing Unit, within OSPRA, manages aspects of the statutory process, including receipt of charges, maintenance of case files and case information, and facilitation of the assignment and payment of hearing officers/arbitrators and court reporters. Click the side bar link for additional information and forms concerning the 3020-a process.

Last Updated: February 14, 2013