Tippecanoe School Corporation
Bylaws & Policies
 

8462 - CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT

As an agency of the State, the School Board is concerned with the physical and mental well-being of the children of this Corporation and will cooperate in the identification and reporting of cases of child abuse in accordance with law.

Each staff member employed by this Corporation shall be responsible for reporting immediately every case, whether ascertained or suspected, of abuse, abandonment, cruelty, or neglect resulting in physical or mental injury to a student by other than accidental means. The staff member or appropriate administrator, in the presence of the staff member if possible, shall immediately contact the Indiana Department of Child Services or a local police department. Building administrators should be mindful of the possibility of physical or mental abuse inflicted by a staff member. Any such instances, real or alleged, should be dealt with in accordance with the above policy and administrative guidelines established by the Superintendent.

Special care to protect the rights of all involved will be exercised throughout this process.

I.C. 31-33-1 et seq.

Revised 3/14/12
Revised 5/8/13

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