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The State Professional Standards and Practices Board for Teaching facilitated development, review, and dissemination
Broad spectrum of suggestions and comments received from:
Classroom teachers, school administrators, pupil personnel professionals
Teacher education students and college faculty
Professional organizations and Boards of Education
Parents and the general public
Final version presented to the Board of Regents, July 2002
Board of Regents Task Force on Teaching called for a Code of
Ethics in its 1998 report, New York’s Commitment: Teaching to
This Code shall not be used as a basis for discipline by any employer and not be used by the State Education Department as a basis for procedure under Part 83 of Commissioner’s Regulations, nor shall it serve as a basis for decisions pertaining to certification or employment in New York. Conversely, this Code shall not be interpreted or used to diminish the authority of any public school employer to evaluate or discipline any employee under provisions of law, regulation, or collective bargaining agreement.
Presentation prepared by the New York State Professional Standards and Practices Board for Teaching and the New York State Education Department 2003 Credits