DeWitt Public Schools
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8340 - LETTERS OF REFERENCE

All District employees, including but not limited to an administrator who prepares a letter of reference or provides an employment reference pursuant to this policy, are prohibited from assisting a District employee, contractor or agent in obtaining a new job if s/he knows or has reasonable cause to believe that such District employee, contractor or agent engaged in sexual misconduct regarding a minor or student in violation of State or Federal law. "Assisting" does not include the routine transmission of administrative and personnel files. The only exceptions permitted are those authorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act, such as where the matter has been investigated by law enforcement and the matter was officially closed due to lack of probable cause or where the individual was acquitted or otherwise exonerated of the alleged misconduct.

Section 8546 of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
M.C.L. 423.452, 380.1230(b)

Adopted 8/14/17

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