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AR 5141.4 Child Abuse and Neglect

KPBSD Policy Manual

AR 5141.4

Students
CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT

Reporting Procedure for Suspected Child Abuse or Neglect

  1. Within twenty-four (24) hours of suspecting child abuse or neglect, the person suspecting the abuse or neglect must do the following:
    1. Telephone Office of Children's Services (OCS), and report the suspected abuse after notifying the Principal of the school, or designee, if available.
    2. Complete the " Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Referral for Child Abuse and Neglect.”
    3. Submit the referral form to the Principal for signature and mailing to the Office of Children's Services.
  2. The Principal places a copy of the form in his/her file "Suspected Child Abuse or Neglect File - Confidential". This form is not to be placed in the student's cumulative file. A second confidential copy is sent to the Assistant Superintendent of Instruction.
  3. If a person from the Office of Children's Services comes to the school to interview a child not under the control of OCS, the school must have the agency person complete the “Office of Children's Services School Interview Form.” This form is to be filed in the confidential file established by the Principal for child abuse/neglect reports. A copy of the child abuse report will be forwarded to the Assistant Superintendent of Instruction.
  4. In the case of a school employee suspected of child abuse, additionally, the Superintendent will determine the appropriate personnel action.

(cf. 4117.4 - Dismissal )
(cf. 4118 - Suspension/Disciplinary Action)


KENAI PENINSULA BOROUGH SCHOOL DISTRICT
Adoption Date: 10/18/04