Greendale Schools Staff Must Report Child Abuse

Greendale School Board members approved a resolution Monday night that brought the district's child abuse reporting policy in line with state law.

All employees of the Greendale School District are now required to report any signs of suspected child abuse in children.

The Greendale School Board passed a policy Tuesday requiring all employees of the district to report signs of child abuse. If they don't, they could face discipline or termination from the school district. The change was necessary given a new state law requiring all school district employees in Wisconsin to report child abuse.

In addition to the reporting requirement, the law also states district employees must receive training from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction on the topic of spotting child abuse within six months of being hired. The employees are required to continue the training at least every five years thereafter.  

Bren November 23, 2012 at 08:13 PM
Bullying is also abuse. Does this new requirement include reporting incidents of student/student bullying?
Tina November 23, 2012 at 08:54 PM
Parents are complaining about the bullying.
Tina November 23, 2012 at 09:13 PM
Parents are worried about how the board of education is directing the education in Greendale.
Teacher November 24, 2012 at 03:11 AM
This is a good idea. It has been what has been the norm in the school district. We are worried like the parent in the previous post. The school board is stalling on making deciding the big moves. We know we are in trouble in the public schools.
Carol November 24, 2012 at 04:50 PM
Don't think they needed a resolution for this. Child abuse should be reported no matter what!!!


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