Wichita School Board Considers Policy Change For Abuse-Reporting
The Wichita school district is considering revising its policy for reporting suspected abuse.
The revised policy would direct employees to call 911 immediately if they witness a situation "that may constitute criminal activity."
Wichita's school board will consider revisions Monday.
People were concerned that the current policy did not expressly direct teachers to call police, but instead required them to call district security.
Kansas law requires teachers, doctors, counselors and other mandatory reporters to inform either local law enforcement or the Kansas Protection Reporting Center if they suspect a child has been abused.
About a year ago, a long-time kindergarten teacher in the district was fired for delayed reporting allegations of sexual abuse for two weeks.