The School District of Manatee County strives to hire the most competent and qualified staff to operate our schools and facilities. However, the District recognizes its responsibilities to effectively address employee misconduct and, where determined appropriate, to provide a measured disciplinary response consistent with due process. The Office of Professional Standards plays an integral role in the investigation of allegations of staff misconduct.
The Office of Professional Standards investigates violations of established District policy and ethical violations of the Principles of Professional Conduct for the Education Profession in Florida. Allegations of misconduct that are found to violate criminal law statutes are promptly reported to local law enforcement for investigation.