Superintendents want to share details on troubled teachers

Tuesday, February 2, 2010 | 4:20 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA — School superintendents want the Missouri attorney general to make it easier for them to tell other districts why troubled teachers lost their jobs.

A group of 22 superintendents told Attorney General Chris Koster on Tuesday that existing limits on such information can make it easy to "pass the trash" to unknowing school districts. The school leaders spoke at an MU education summit.

Missouri lawmakers are considering a measure that would give civil immunity to local districts and employees who share employment histories of job-hunting teachers. Similar proposals have fallen short the past two years.

A 2007 Associated Press inquiry found that 87 licensed teachers in Missouri lost their credentials from 2001 through 2005 because of sexual misconduct.


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