Note: The State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) rules require the executive director to report to SBEC when there is reasonable evidence that an employee who holds a certificate issued by SBEC has engaged in certain misconduct. [See DC]

Educator Ethics

Education Code 21.041(b)(8); 19 TAC 247.1(b), (c)

Public Servants

Political Advertising

  1. In return for consideration, is published in a newspaper, magazine, or other periodical or is broadcast by radio or television;
  2. Appears in a pamphlet, circular, flier, billboard or other sign, bumper sticker, or similar form of written communication; or
  3. Appears on an internet website.

Election Code 251.001(16); 1 TAC 20.1(13)(A)

Public Information on Private Device

  1. Forward or transfer the public information to the ESC or an ESC server to be preserved as provided by Government Code 552.004(a); or
  2. Preserve the public information in its original form in a backup or archive and on the privately-owned device for the time described under 552.004(a).

Loss of Retirement Annuity for Conviction of Certain Felonies

  1. Section 21.02 (continuous sexual abuse of young child or children);
  2. Section 21.12 (improper relationship between educator and student); or
  3. Section 22.011 (sexual assault) or Section 22.021 (aggravated sexual assault).

Gov't Code 824.009

Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act

  1. Publishing a statement notifying employees that the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance is prohibited in the ESC's workplace and specifying the actions that will be taken against employees for violations of the prohibition;
  2. Establishing a drug-free awareness program to inform employees:
    1. The dangers of drug abuse in the workplace;
    2. The ESC's policy of maintaining a drug-free workplace;
    3. Available drug counseling, rehabilitation, and employee assistance programs; and
    4. The penalties that may be imposed on employees for drug abuse violations;
  3. Making it a requirement that each employee to be engaged in the performance of the grant be given a copy of the required statement;
  4. Notifying the employee in the required statement that as a condition of employment in the grant the employee will:
    1. Abide by the terms of the statement; and
    2. Notify the ESC of any criminal drug statute conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace no later than five days after the conviction;
  5. Notifying the granting agency within ten days after receiving notice from an employee or otherwise receiving actual notice of a conviction;
  6. Imposing a sanction on or requiring the employee's satisfactory participation in a drug abuse or rehabilitation program as required by 41 U.S.C. section 8104; and
  7. Making a good faith effort to continue to maintain a drug-free workplace through implementation of the above requirements.

41 U.S.C. 8103(a)(1)

Smoking in Buildings

Low-THC Cannabis

Dextromethorphan (Certain Cold Medication)

Education Service Center, Region 2



DATE ISSUED: 7/9/2020