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Lawmakers pass bill to keep "bad teachers" out of schools

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -

If an Iowa bill targeting "bad" teachers and administrators passes, educators who have been dismissed for serious misconduct may have a harder time finding a job.

The bill would require local school officials to let the state board of education and examiners know when a teacher or administrator is dismissed for "serious misconduct".

That includes when a teacher or administrator falsifies grades, takes school property for personal use or in some way "solicits" an inappropriate relationship with a student.

The bill passed the house on a 96-to-zero vote.

It now goes to the senate for consideration.

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