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Federal Title 42, Section 1983 of the Civil Rights Act of 1871
makes a person liable for depriving another of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the U.S. Constitution and laws while acting under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage of a state.
The Official Statement Of Status Of Eligibility and Certificates
describes the application process for statements of eligibility, the temporary certificate, and the professional certificate. Exceptions for the issuance of certificate, the demonstration of professional competence, examination requirements, and certificate denial are also addresses.
Child Abuse and Neglect Policy
outlines the requirements for all schools regarding the child abuse and neglect policy. Notice must be posted that all employees or agents of the district school board have an affirmative duty to report all actual or suspected cases of child abuse or neglect. It also stipulates that the superintendent or a designee will act as a liaison to the Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services and the child protection team.
Educational Training
provides for the development and maintenance of an educational training program in all district. Classroom teachers and guidance counselors, are required to participate in in-service training for child abuse and neglect prevention, alcohol and substance abuse prevention education, and multicultural sensitivity education.
Protection from Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation
addresses the guidelines for educators regarding the prevention of abuse and neglect of children; it mandates the reporting of child abuse or neglect by any person and specifically by a school teacher or official. The protective services for abuses and neglected children are also outlined.
Financial Accounts and Expenditures for Public Schools
describes guidelines for uniform record keeping and the handling of accounts. It sets forth the procedures for establishing budgets, levying taxes, incurring indebtedness, the obligation to eliminate emergency conditions, handling school funds, and auditing procedures.
Children's Internet Protection Act
requires that K-12 schools and libraries in the United States use Internet filters and implement other measures to protect children from harmful online content as a condition for federal funding