N.Y. Education Law Section 1133
Unreported resignation against public policy


A school administrator or superintendent shall not make any agreement to withhold from law enforcement authorities, the superintendent or the commissioner, where appropriate, the fact that an allegation of child abuse in an educational setting on the part of any employee or volunteer as required by this article in return for the resignation or voluntary suspension from his or her position of such person, against whom the allegation is made.


Each violation of subdivision one of this section shall constitute a class E felony, and shall also be punishable by a civil penalty not to exceed twenty thousand dollars.


Any superintendent of schools or school administrator who reasonably and in good faith reports to law enforcement officials information regarding allegations of child abuse or a resignation as required by this article shall have immunity from any liability, civil or criminal, which might otherwise result by reason of such actions.

Source: Section 1133 — Unreported resignation against public policy, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/EDN/1133 (updated Jun. 7, 2019; accessed Jun. 22, 2024).

Jun. 22, 2024

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