Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse or Educator Misconduct
Report Child Abuse if you know, suspect, or someone tells you about:
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Child-on-Child Abuse
Child Abuse, Abandonment and Neglect Policy
Section 1006.061(1), Florida Statutes requires each district school, charter school, and private school that accepts scholarship students under section 220.187 or section 1002.39 to post in a prominent place a notice that pursuant to Chapter 39 all employees and agents of the district school board, charter school, or private school have an affirmative duty to report all actual or suspected cases of child abuse, abandonment, or neglect. Read more about reporting child abuse.
Section 1006.061(2), Florida Statutes, requires each district school, charter school, and private school that accepts scholarship students to post at the school site and on the schools’ internet site (if available) the policies and procedures for reporting alleged misconduct by instructional personnel or school administrators which affects the health, safety, or welfare of a student. The notices must include the contact person to whom the report is made and the penalties imposed on those instructional personnel or school administrators who fail to report suspected child abuse or misconduct by other instructional personnel or school administrators.
Report Educator Misconduct if you know, or someone tells you about:
- Obscene language
- Drug and alcohol use
- Disparaging comments
- Prejudice or bigotry
- Sexual innuendo
- Testing violations
- Physical aggression
- Accept or offer favors
Reporting Educator Misconduct:
All employees and agents of a public school district, charter school, or private 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.