Child Abuse and Neglect

In compliance with Board of Education policy and State statute, District employees are required to report to the proper legal authorities any sign of child abuse or neglect. The child may suffer from physical abuse and neglect, sexual abuse, and/or emotional maltreatment. Basically, physical abuse is the nonaccidental, physical injury of a child; physical neglect is the failure to provide adequate parental care, support, medical attention, and education for a child; sexual abuse is any indecent sexual activity involving the child; and emotional maltreatment is the failure to provide warmth, attention, supervision, and/or normal living experiences for a child. This applies to students under the age of eighteen (18) and students under the age of twenty-one (21) who are physically impaired, mentally retarded, or developmentally disabled.