13A.12.05.03

.03 Reporting Procedures.

A. Except as provided in Regulation .02B(2) of this chapter, the following individuals shall notify the State Superintendent of Schools in writing of charges against a certificate holder pursuant to Regulation .02 of this chapter:

(1) The local superintendent of schools if the:

(a) Certificate holder was employed by the local school system at the time the conduct occurred, or

(b) Conduct is reported to the local school system in a criminal background investigation required under Family Law Article, §§5-560—5-568, Annotated Code of Maryland;

(2) The administrator of a nonpublic school if the:

(a) Certificate holder was employed by the nonpublic school at the time the conduct occurred, or

(b) Conduct is reported to the nonpublic school in a criminal background investigation required under Family Law Article, §§5-560—5-568, Annotated Code of Maryland; or

(3) The Assistant State Superintendent of Certification and Accreditation.

B. The written report shall include all of the following:

(1) Name and current or last known address of the person against whom the charges are being filed;

(2) Type of certificate or certificates held by the person against whom the charges are being filed; and

(3) Specific grounds as set forth in Regulation .02 of this chapter and the specifications that support the grounds for either suspension or revocation.

C. The State Superintendent of Schools shall suspend or revoke a certificate pursuant to written notification by a local superintendent of schools, an administrator of a nonpublic school, or the Assistant Superintendent of Certification and Accreditation, of the charges against the certificate holder.

D. Before suspending or revoking a certificate, the State Superintendent of Schools shall:

(1) Send the certificate holder a copy of the charges; and

(2) Advise the certificate holder of the right to request a hearing within 10 calendar days following receipt of the charges.

E. The State Superintendent of Schools shall mail one copy of the charges and the procedures applicable to the suspension or revocation of a certificate by certified mail to the current or last known address of the certificate holder.

F. The certificate holder against whom charges have been filed may request a hearing in writing within 10 calendar days following receipt of the charges.

G. If the certificate holder does not request a hearing in writing on the charges within the 10-day period set forth in §D(2) of this regulation, the State Superintendent of Schools shall suspend or revoke the certificate holder's certificate.