A compliance audit of District 186 finds 68 teachers -- roughly 5% of the district total -- do not have the proper certification, and in some cases lack the proper qualifications for their current teaching assignment.
Regional Superintendent Jeff Vose says many of the violations are minor, but 12 are considered major violations -- including elementary school teachers with high school assignments (and vice versa), and regular ed teachers in charge of special ed classes. Some of the violations were left over from the last audit of the District in 2010.
The audit is held every two years, but this year's version was moved up after a Lanphier High School teacher was found to lack proper certification following her arrest on charges of having sexual relations with a student.
Because of the audit findings, Vose has recommended that the District's certification of compliance be withheld "pending further review." Vose and district officials say corrective action is being taken.