New Law Will Require California Teachers To Acknowledge Child Abuse Reporting Requirements


The AP (7/9) reports that under a new California law, teachers “will be required to acknowledge that they understand their responsibility to report suspected child abuse to law enforcement or county welfare officials, and not just school administrators,” as a condition of employment. The AP notes that the law came after “troubling cases” in which teachers reported cases to a principal, who “never contacted law enforcement authorities, and the abuse wasn’t discovered until later.”