If the member is found not guilty by a STF Ethics and Practice Committee, the matter is closed. If the member is found guilty, the STF Executive receives a report from the committee and orders a penalty hearing to be held. The Executive does not have the authority to change the guilty finding of the committee. The teacher involved may choose to be represented at the penalty hearing by legal counsel at his or her own expense.
The teacher involved is provided 21 days’ notice of the date, time and location of the hearing. Public notice is given 14 days prior.
At the hearing, the STF Executive decides whether to:
- Reprimand the member.
- Refer the matter to the Saskatchewan Professional Teachers Regulatory Board.
At the conclusion of the penalty hearing, the Executive notifies the member who was the subject of the penalty hearing as well as the complainant(s) of its decision and penalty.