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Adoption Date: 06/22/2021

History: 02/22/22 (reviewed), 12/13/22 (reviewed), 12/12/23 (reviewed)

The school district will respond promptly to allegations of abuse of students by school district employees by investigating or arranging for the investigation of an allegation. The processing of a complaint or allegation will be handled confidentially to the maximum extent possible. Employees are required to assist in the investigation when requested to provide information and to maintain the confidentiality of the reporting and investigation process.

The school district has appointed a Level I investigator and an alternate Level I investigator. The school district has also arranged for a trained, experienced professional to serve as the Level II investigator. The Level I investigator and alternate will be provided training in the conducting of an investigation at the expense of the school district. The names of the investigators should be readily available.

The superintendent or designee is responsible for drafting administrative regulations to implement this policy.

Policy References:

Legal reference:

Iowa Code §§ 232.67, .70, .73, .75; 235A; 272A; 280.17; 709; 728.12(1).
281 I.A.C. 12.3(6), 102; 103.
441 I.A.C. 155; 175.

Cross Reference: 

104           Anti-Bullying/Harassment Policy
104.R1     Anti-Bullying/Harassment Policy Investigation Procedures
104.E1     Complaint Form
104.E2     Witness Disclosure Form
104.E3     Disposition of Complaint Form
401.6       Limitations to Employment References
402.2       Child Abuse Reporting
503.5       Corporal Punishment, Mechanical Restraint and Prone Restraint
503.6        Physical Restraint and Seclusion of Students
503.6R1    Physical Restraint and Seclusion of Students - Regulation
503.6E1    Physical Restraint and Seclusion of Students - Documentation Form
503.6E2    Debriefing Letter to Guardian of student Involved in an Occurrence Where Physical Restraint or Seclusion was Used
503.6E3    Debriefing Meeting Document

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