ERIC Number: ED331170
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Student Sexual Abuse--An Administrative Nightmare.
Deel, Fred; And Others
Teachers have a special trust with students that includes not taking advantage of or abusing them. To ensure that sexual abuse is handled correctly in the school system, a policy must be adopted that requires employees to report incidences of abuse and make sure that the reporting requirement is balanced against the accused individual's rights. From a legal perspective, almost every state requires reporting of suspected instances of child abuse. The adopted policy must be communicated to all teachers, staff, students, and parents. Prompt but confidential investigation of any claims is recommended. Suggested procedures, liabilities for failure to perform duties, and the role of board members are outlined. The Ohio Revised Code on child abuse, a sexual abuse fact sheet, and newspaper article are included. (EJS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of School Administrators (New Orleans, LA, March 1991).