Georgia Professional Standards Commission Meeting Report -October 2021

The following topics were discussed during the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) monthly meetings on Oct. 13-14, 2021:

Ethics Division

The GaPSC recommended a suspension of 90 days for a principal who allegedly failed to report suspected child abuse to DFACS in a timely manner. The GaPSC also recommended a reprimand to an educator who allegedly failed to report suspected child abuse to the appropriate person in a timely manner. The educator allegedly passed along the suspected child abuse allegation to someone who no longer worked for the district. Further, the educator allegedly knew or should have known that the person no longer worked for the district because the person allegedly emailed the educator and informed her of their departure.

Educator Preparation and Certification Committee

The following recommendations were adopted at the meeting:

  • Developmental Approval for the Reading Endorsement at DeKalb County Schools

  • Developmental Approval for the Coaching Endorsement at Metropolitan RESA

  • Developmental Approval for the Computer Science Endorsement at Georgia College and State University

GaPSC Webcasts

The GaPSC has developed a webcast series covering subjects such as certification, ethics, prospective educators and more. The webcasts can be viewed here.

November GaPSC Meetings The next meetings will be Nov. 3-4, 2021.