Michael P. McKeon to Present Webinar on Perils & Pitfalls of Mandated Reporting
Michael P. McKeon, an attorney in Pullman & Comley's School Law practice, will provide legal guidance to help school leaders understand their responsibilities as mandated reporters in the webinar, sponsored by the Connecticut Association of Schools, “When, What, Who, and Why: The Perils, Pitfalls, and Parameters of Mandated Reporting.”
The State of Connecticut mandates that school personnel report to the Department of Children and Families within certain strictly enforced timeframes all suspected cases of student negligence and abuse. Over the past few years, there have been arrests of, and criminal proceedings against, school administrators and staff for failing to fulfill these reporting obligations. School personnel have been disciplined, and even discharged, for not reporting neglect or abuse. Mike will address important questions including:
- What, however, constitutes negligence, and what is considered abuse?
- Is sexting reportable?
- Should parents whose children are systemically absent or tardy be reported?
- Who is responsible for calling DCF?
- Can a school employee be sued by parents for making a DCF report?
To learn more and register, please visit the CAS website.