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406.2 Abuse of Students by School District Employees

 

F. C. SCHOOL BOARD POLICIES
 
Series 400 - Staff Personnel 
 
Abuse Of Students By School District Employees Code No. 406.2 
 
Physical or sexual abuse of students, including inappropriate and intentional sexual behavior, by employees will not be tolerated. The definition of employees for the purpose of this policy includes not only those who work for pay but also those who are volunteers of the school district under the direction and control of the school district. Employees found in violation of this policy will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including discharge. 
 
The school district will respond promptly to allegations of abuse of students by school district employees by investigating or arranging for the investigation of an allegation. The processing of a complaint or allegation will be handled confidentially to the maximum extent possible. Employees are required to assist in the investigation when requested to provide information and to maintain the confidentiality of the reporting and investigation process. 
 
The school district has appointed a Level I investigator and alternate Level I investigator. The school district has also arranged for a trained, experienced professional to serve as the Level II investigator. The Level I investigator and alternate will be provided training in the conducting of an investigation at the expense of the school district. The names of the investigators are listed in the student handbook published annually in the local newspaper and posted in all school facilities. 
 
The superintendent is responsible for drafting administrative regulations to implement this policy. 
 
NOTE: This policy and its accompanying regulation and exhibits are a reflection of current Iowa law regarding abuse of students by school district employees. The last sentence of the third paragraph is mandatory in the law and is an item in the DE accreditation report. 
 
 
Adoption   04-14-86                                                            Cross Reference: 
Review 02-14-02    08-14-08 2-10-14     3-11-19               106 Bullying/Harassment 
Revision 09-10-90    07-16-07 402.2 Child Abuse Reporting 
  503.5 Corporal Punishment
 
 
 
Legal Reference: Iowa Code §§ 232.67, .70, .73, .75; 235A; 272A; 280.17; 709; 728.12(1) (2007). 
281 I.A.C. 12.3(6), 102; 103. 441 lA.C. 155; 175.  1980 Op. Att'y Gen. 275.