A 2008 state law requires a school board or other school hiring authority to contact the Board of Teaching before hiring a new teacher to determine if disciplinary action has ever been taken against the individual. The Teacher Discipline Inquiry System (TDIS) is a password-protected online search application created for this purpose. School boards or other appointing authorities should designate an individual to access TDIS.
Access the Teacher Disciplinary Inquiry System.
New users will need to set up an account before using the system. Requests will be approved by the Board of Teaching. Users must search for records by teacher file folder number. A License Lookup feature is available if the file folder number is not known.
Disciplinary action taken against a licensee will be available on this system. This action represents the final action taken by the Board. Only public information will be presented; the Board is unable to provide additional information due to data privacy laws.
Meet the 2015 Science Mathematics Principal
John Garcia, principal of Cedar Park Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) School in Apple Valley, has been named the 2015 Science and Mathematics Elementary and Middle Level Principal of the Year. Created through a partnership between the Science Museum of Minnesota and the Minnesota Elementary School Principals’ Association (MESPA), the award recognizes the importance of fostering lifelong science literacy and the key role principals play in developing a culture that encourages student interest in math and science.