The new school year is about a month away and with it comes new laws for teachers who have a past of sexual misconduct.

The laws would make it harder for those educators to be hired in another district.

The change comes after Tennessee was given the grade of an "F" by the state comptroller's office.

The audit cites a USA Today investigation, which found teachers accused of sexual misconduct were allowed to resign only to end up accused of similar behavior in other districts.

The U.S. Department of Education sent a letter to remind educators of the changes last week.

Channel 3 reached out to Hamilton County schools to see if new policies will be put in place.

The school system's spokesperson said the human resources department is reviewing the changes and formulating a plan.

That plan will be revealed to all Hamilton County school principals next week.

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