• REPORTING CHILD/STUDENT ABUSE

    School employees who in the course of employment come into contact with children shall report or cause a report to be made when they have reasonable cause to suspect, on the basis of medical, professional, or other training and experience, that a child under the care, supervision, guidance or training of District employees is a victim of child abuse, including child abuse by an individual who is not a perpetrator. A school employee also shall immediately report or cause a report to be made and also contact the immediate supervisor when the school employee has reasonable cause to suspect, on the basis of his/her professional or other training and experience, that a student coming before the school employee in the employee's professional or official capacity is a victim of serious bodily injury or sexual abuse or sexual exploitation by a school employee.

    Upon receipt of a report of suspected student abuse, an investigation shall be conducted by law enforcement officials, in cooperation with the District’s attorney. If law enforcement officials have reasonable cause to suspect, on the basis of initial review, that there is evidence of serious bodily injury, sexual abuse, or sexual exploitation committed by a school employee against a student, the officials shall notify the county agency in the county where the alleged abuse or injury occurred for the purpose of the agency conducting an investigation.

    School employees required to report suspected child abuse shall include but are not limited to a school administrator, school teacher, school counselor, and/or school nurse.

    Relevant School Board Policy and more information:

    Policy 806: Child / Student Abuse

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