Reporting Misconduct

Reporting Misconduct by Instructional Personnel and Administrators

  1. All instructional personnel, educational support employees, pastoral staff, and administrators have an obligation to report misconduct by instructional personnel, staff members, school administrators, and pastors, which affects the health, safety, or welfare of a student attending PCS and PELC. Examples of misconduct include obscene language, drug and alcohol use, disparaging comments, prejudice and bigotry, sexual innuendo, cheating or testing violations, physical aggression, neglect, and accepting or offering favors.

    • a) Reports of misconduct of employees should be made to the school administrator Ron Sainsbury (813-661-0588), or the PELC director Becky Gideons (813-685-2421). 

    • b) Reports of misconduct committed by the administrator or PELC director should be made to the senior pastor Mark Duff (813-689-7127).

    • c) Reports of misconduct by a pastor should be made to the administrator and the chairman of the deacon board.

    • d) Policies and procedures for reporting misconduct by staff, instructional personnel, administrators, and pastors which affects the health, safety, or welfare of a PCS or PELC student can be found in the faculty manual, administration manual and school web page www.pcsknights.org.

  2. Training Requirements – All instructional personnel, educational support employees, pastoral staff, and administrators are required as a condition of employment to complete training on these standards of ethical conduct.  

 

C.   Reporting Child Abuse, Abandonment, or Neglect

  1. All employees and agents of PBC, PCS, and PELC have an affirmative duty  to report all actual or suspected cases of child abuse, abandonment, or neglect. Call 1-800-96ABUSE or report online at: http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/abuse/report/

  2. Signs of physical abuse

    • a)The child may have unexplained bruises, welts, cuts, or other injuries; broken bones; or burns. 

    • b) A child experiencing physical abuse may seem withdrawn or depressed, afraid to go home or run away, shy away from physical contact, be aggressive, or wear inappropriate clothing to hidebruisese or injuries.

  3. Signs of sexual abuse 

    • a) The child may have torn, stained or bloody underwear, trouble walking or sitting, pain or itching in genital area, or a sexually transmitted disease or infection. 

    • b) The child may have an unusual knowledge of sex and act seductively, fear a particular person, seem withdrawn or depressed, gain or lose weight suddenly, shy away from physical contact, or run away from home.

  4. Signs of neglect

    • a) The child may have unattended medical needs, little or no supervision at home, poor hygiene, or appear underweight. 

    • b) A child experiencing neglect may be frequently tired or hungry, steal food, or appear overly needy for adult attention.

  5. Patterns of Abuse

    • a) A serious abuse usually involves a combination of factors. While a single sign may not be significant, a pattern of physical or behavioral signs is a serious indicator and should be reported.