Panel rejects SBOE bid to put ethics in code - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Panel rejects SBOE bid to put ethics in code

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A legislative panel has rejected the state school board's plan to put ethics rules for Alabama teachers and other school personnel in the state administrative code.

The panel of about two dozen House and Senate members voted it down Wednesday. There were a few "no" votes heard on the voice vote but the "yes" votes were louder.

State teachers' union lobbyist Paul Hubbert urged that it be rejected, saying it was too vague and could put a teacher's license in jeopardy through a misinterpretation.

The policy now goes back to the school board, which can revise it.

The ethics standards have been around since 2005, when the board approved them unanimously. But the resolution didn't carry much weight until the board decided to make it part of the administrative code.

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