PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS AND PRACTICES COMMISSION
Department of Education, Petitioner, v. Joe Cox, Jr., Respondent; PSPC Doc. No. DI-16-007
[49 Pa.B. 3703]
[Saturday, July 13, 2019]
Notice to Joe Cox, Jr.:
On January 7, 2016, the Pennsylvania Department of Education instituted a formal administrative action against you by filing an Order to Show Cause before the Professional Standards and Practices Commission (''Commission''), seeking the imposition of professional discipline pursuant to section 2070.9e of the Educator Discipline Act. Pursuant to 1 Pa. Code § 33.31 and Pa.R.C.P. Rule 430, the Commission has issued an Order authorizing service of process upon you by publication.
An Order to Show Cause has been filed against you which could result in the imposition of professional discipline. Discipline, as defined by the Educator Discipline Act, includes the following actions: a private or public reprimand; the suspension, revocation or surrender of a certificate or eligibility to be employed as a charter or cyber charter school staff member or contracted educational provider or contracted educational provider staff member; or supplemental sanctions. See 24 P.S. § 2070.1b.
If you wish to defend against the Order to Show Cause filed against you or to present evidence to mitigate any discipline that may be imposed, the procedures for doing so are explained in the Order to Show Cause. You may obtain a copy of the Order to Show Cause from the Commission at the address below.
Your response and/or request for a hearing should be sent to:
Shane F. Crosby, Executive Director
Professional Standards and Practices Commission
333 Market Street, 14th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
Telephone: (717) 787-6576
A copy of your response should also be sent to the Office of Chief Counsel, Pennsylvania Department of Education, 333 Market Street, 9th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333.
Please be advised that you are entitled to be represented by legal counsel, at your expense, throughout this process. You may be entitled to legal representation at no cost through your local teacher's union. All proceedings are conducted under the Administrative Agency Law and the General Rules of Administrative Practice and Procedures.
YOUR RESPONSE MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE COMMISSION WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF THIS NOTICE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A RESPONSE OR TO REQUEST A HEARING WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS, ALL OF THE FACTUAL ASSERTIONS STATED IN THE ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE MAY BE CONSIDERED ADMITTED AND DISCIPLINE MAY BE IMPOSED WITHOUT A HEARING. ADDITIONALLY, IF YOU FAIL TO RESPOND AND/OR MAINTAIN A CURRENT ADDRESS WITH THE DEPARTMENT AND COMMISSION, DISCIPLINE MAY BE IMPOSED BY THE COMMISSION WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE TO YOU AND WITHOUT THE NEED FOR YOUR PRESENCE.
SHANE F. CROSBY,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 19-1087. Filed for public inspection July 12, 2019, 9:00 a.m.]
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