The law requires you, as an employee of the district/school to self-report to your employer and the Michigan Department of Education when you have been arraigned/ charged with certain identified crimes. This means you cannot wait until after the trial or the plea. You must do so within three business days of arraignment or you will be guilty of an additional crime. The crimes are listed in MCL 380.1535a.
· If the employee does not report the charge or conviction, he or she is guilty of an additional crime. If the non-reported charge or conviction is a felony or listed offense, the person is guilty of a felony. If the non-reported charge is a non-listed offense misdemeanor, the person is guilty of a misdemeanor.
· If the employee does not report the charge or conviction, the district may discharge the person from employment or terminate his or her contract, following notice and the opportunity of a hearing.
In order to report the charge, please complete this form and send it to your Human Resources Office within three days of the charge. If you have further questions or concerns, you may wish to view additional information available at the following website: www.michigan.gov/teachercert. Or you can contact the MDE Office of Professional Preparation Services, at (517) 335-1167.