Related to Educator and School Employee Conduct
The following laws, statutes and policies must be carefully reviewed by all potential and current employees: after reviewing all corresponding links (in blue), please sign and submit certification documents (in red) to the administration office.
When considering the care of our students we hold tremendous
responsibility in the area of child abuse. You must recognize that as a
school employee you are considered a "Mandated Reporter". This means
that you must report it if you suspect that a child is being abused by
anyone! The PA Code carefully outlines the following:
23 Pa Code Section 6311 - Persons required to report suspected child abuse
23 Pa Code Section 6313 - Reporting Procedure
As well as clearly explaining the penalty for failing to report the suspected abuse in 23 Pa Code Section 6319 - Penalties for failure to report or to refer.
In addition, Pa Law clearly articulates the procedures and consequences
of student abuse by a school employee. This law should be read completly
by clicking the following link. Abuse of Students by School Employee. The district's response to this Statute is found in Policy 806 Child Abuse
as related to the district's process and requirements to prevent and
report student/child abuse. You will certify below that you have
completely read and understood these two items. It is your
responsibility to notify the District's Superintendent If you have any
questions or need assistance with understanding any of this information.
Recognize that the immediate penalty for suspected abuse of a student
by a school employee will be an immediate suspension and termination
following an investigation.
In all cases it is clearly our duty to protect the welfare of all children! Review 18 Pa Code Section 4304 - Endangering welfare of children
The following additional district policies should be reviewed annually, by August 31of each year, by district employees.
Related to the district's expectations for your conduct while employed with the District.