The Educator Discipline Act mandates that all information related to any complaint, any complainant, or any proceeding related to discipline remain confidential until or unless public discipline is imposed. Breaches of confidentiality can result in a conviction for a misdemeanor of the third degree.
The confidentiality provisions do not apply to proceedings based on indictments or convictions for crimes involving moral turpitude or crimes listed in section 111(e) of the Public School code of 1949. Proceedings involving reciprocal discipline are also not confidential.
School ENTITIES are not, however, prohibited from disclosing information known prior to the DISCIPLINARY proceeding, developed in the course of their own investigations or information previously made public as a RESULT of a local employment disciplinary or dismissal proceeding.