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Abuse of students by school employees (October 2012 School Leader Update)

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To deal with general allegations that a school employee may have abused a child in the course of that individual’s employment, the Iowa Legislature in 1989 required all schools in the state to adopt a uniform procedure for investigating such allegations. The law is found at Iowa Code section 280.17. The State Board of Education adopted administrative rules, and the Iowa Department of Education formulated a sample policy for adoption by school boards of both public and private schools.

The Policy and Procedures for Charging and Investigating Allegations of Abuse of Students by School Employees is required by Iowa Code section 280.17 to be adopted by all schools. It is based on administrative rules adopted by the State Board of Education and found at 281--Iowa Administrative Code 102, available online at the following link:

Chapter 102 Level I Investigator Manual

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on April 01, 2015 at 7:54pm.