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406.1 Child Abuse Reporting

In compliance with state law and to provide protection to victims of child abuse, the board believes incidents of alleged child abuse should be reported to the proper authorities. All of the District’s employees are encouraged, and employees who are mandatory reporters are required, to report alleged incidents of child abuse they become aware of within the scope of their professional duties.

When a mandatory reporter suspects a student is the victim of child abuse, the mandatory reporter will orally or in writing notify the Iowa Department of Human Services. If the mandatory reporter believes the child is in immediate danger, the local law enforcement agency will also be notified. Within forty-eight hours of the oral report, the mandatory reporter will file a written report with the Iowa Department of Human Services.

Within two months of their initial employment, mandatory reporters will take a separate Child Abuse training and Dependent Adult Abuse training involving the identification and reporting of child abuse , or submit evidence they have taken the course within the previous three years. The courses will be re-taken at least every three years.


Approved: 11/13/78


Revised: 2/9/09, 4/8/13; 10/14/19