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15-550. Unprofessional conduct; penalty; definition
A. A person who has been convicted of a dangerous crime against children as defined in section 13-705 or has been convicted of a violation of section 13-1404 or 13-1406 in which the victim was a minor or section 13-1405 or an act committed in another state or territory that if committed in this state would have been a dangerous crime against children or a violation of section 13-1404 or 13-1406 in which the victim was a minor or a violation of section 13-1405 is guilty of unprofessional conduct and the person's certificate shall be revoked permanently immediately on notification of conviction by the clerk of the court or the magistrate.
B. A person who has been convicted of a preparatory offense as prescribed in section 13-1001 of any of the offenses prescribed in subsection A of this section or any crime that requires the person to register as a sex offender is guilty of unprofessional conduct and the person's certificate shall be permanently revoked on notification of the conviction by a court of competent jurisdiction.
C. The state board of education shall permanently prohibit a noncertificated person who is convicted of an offense described in subsection A or B of this section from employment at a school district or charter school.
D. A person who is employed by a school district or who is an applicant for employment with a school district, who is arrested for or charged with any nonappealable offense listed in section 41-1758.03, subsection B and who does not immediately report the arrest or charge to the person's supervisor or potential employer is guilty of unprofessional conduct and the person shall be immediately dismissed from employment with the school district or immediately excluded from potential employment with the school district. This subsection does not entitle a person dismissed pursuant to this subsection to a right to a hearing pursuant to section 15-539, subsection F.
E. A person who is employed by a school district and who is convicted of any nonappealable offense listed in section 41-1758.03, subsection B or is convicted of any nonappealable offense that amounts to unprofessional conduct under this section shall immediately do all of the following:
1. Surrender any certificates issued by the department of education.
2. Notify the person's employer or potential employer of the conviction.
3. Notify the department of public safety of the conviction.
4. Surrender the person's fingerprint clearance card.
F. For the purposes of this section, "noncertificated person" has the same meaning prescribed in section 15-505.