Reporting Child Abuse
Section 1006.061(1), Florida Statutes requires each school under section 220.187 or section 1002.39 to post in a prominent place a notice that pursuant to chapter 29 all employees and agents of the school have an affirmative duty to report all actual or suspected cases of child abuse, abandonment, or neglect. Click below to read more.
Reporting Administrative Misconduct
All employees and agents of the school have an obligation and legal responsibility to report misconduct by instructional personnel and school administrators which affects the health, safety or welfare of a student. Failure to report misconduct may result in penalties up to termination of employment and revocation of an educator's certificate. Any teacher who must contact the Child Abuse Hotline, must inform the administration for the appropriate follow-up. Any case of abuse involving a member of the staff will be reported to the administration and to the Child Abuse Hotline. Staff members are to report cases to 1-800-96-ABUSE.
Such indicators may include but are not limited to:
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