Rules for Georgia's Teachers Under Revision

ATLANTA (AP) - There may soon be changes in the rules governing state-certified school employees in Georgia.

The Georgia Professional Standards Commission is revising its Code of Ethics for Educators, which was last updated in 2005. A committee of commission members and educators is making recommendations for the new code, which should be in place by July of next year.

Some changes suggested by the Georgia Association of Educators are allowing sanctions against employee peer-on-peer harassment and modifying grading policies.

Educators who violate ethics code rules face a range of penalties, including having their licenses revoked.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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