Ethics Training and Reporting
Training Requirements All instructional personnel, educational support employees, and administrative support employees, and administrators are required as a condition of employment to complete training on these standards of ethical content.
Reporting of Ethical Misconduct by Instructional Personnel and Administrators All employees, educational support employees, and administrators have an obligation to report misconduct by instructional personnel and school administrators which affects the health, safety, or welfare of a student. Examples of misconduct included obscene language, drug and alcohol use, disparaging comments, prejudice or bigotry, sexual innuendo, cheating or testing violations, physical aggression, and accepting or offering favors. Reports of misconduct employees should be made to Dr. Debra Rains, Assistant Head of School, (904)724-8323, ext. 1065. Reports of misconduct by administrators should be made to Sally Hazelip, Head of School, (904)724-8323. Ext 1055. Legally sufficient allegations of misconduct by Florida certified educators will be reported to the Office of Professional Practices. Policies and procedures for reporting misconduct by instructional personnel or school administrators which affect the health, safety, or welfare of a student are posted in the staff breakrooms and on the school website (www.northfloridaschool.org).
Reporting Child Abuse, Abandonment or Neglect All employees and agents have an affirmative duty to report all actual or suspected cases of child abuse, abandonment, or neglect. Call 1-800-96-ABUSE or report online at: http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/abuse/report/.
Liability Protections Any person, official, or institution participating in good faith in any act authorized or required by law, or reporting in good faith any instance of child abuse, abandonment, or neglect to the department or any law enforcement agency, shall be immune from any civil or criminal liability which might otherwise result by reason of such action. (F.S. 39.203)
An employer who discloses information about a former or current employee to a prospective employer of the former or current employee upon request of the prospective employer or of the former or current employee is immune from civil liability for such disclosure or its consequences unless it is shown by clear an convincing evidence that the information disclosed by the former or current employer was knowingly false or violated any civil right of the former or current employee protected under F.S. 760. (F.S. 768.095)