Child Abuse and Educator Misconduct
Child Abuse ReportingAll school personnel who have reasonable cause to suspect that a child has been the subject to abuse or neglect or threatened with harm are mandated to REPORT IT IMMEDIATELY!
Florida Department of Children and Families Abuse Hotline
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Educator Misconduct ReportingAll 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, such as:
- Obscene language
- Drug and alcohol use
- Disparaging comments
- Prejudice or bigotry
- Sexual innuendo
- Testing violations
- Physical aggression
- Accept or offer favors
All cases of suspected institutional abuse (by a Lake County School Board employee) must be reported to School Administration or Employee Relations at (352) 253-6519.
If someone tells you about misconduct, be a LEADER:
Listen, Evaluate, Act immediately, Document, Encourage, Report
Failure to report misconduct may result in penalties up to termination of employment and revocation of an educator’s certificate.