The Kansas State Board of Education wants prosecutors to do a better job reporting felony convictions so problem teachers can be weeded from the profession.
The BOE discussed the issue yesterday when it revoked the licenses of six teachers. Four of the teachers had been convicted of sex offenses against minors.
Kansas law requires prosecutors to report all felony convictions to the Department of Education monthly so it can check them against employment rosters. However, that law does not list any penalties for prosecutors who fail to comply with that requirement.