Florida Department of Education requires that all private schools that participate in a Corporate Tax Credit Scholarship Program (Step Up for Students) must post policies and procedures for reporting misconduct by instructional personnel or school administrators which affect the health, safety, or welfare of a student. All staff and faculty employed by Pensacola Private School of Liberal Arts have been instructed and trained in Ethics Code and on Reporting Misconduct and Child Abuse.

Florida Statutes s. 1006.061 states all employees and agents of a public school district, charter school or private school have an obligation and legal responsibility to report misconduct by instructional personnel and school administrators which affects the health, safety or welfare of a student.

Examples of Misconduct


Obscene language                                                        Drug and alcohol use
Disparaging comments                                               Prejudice or bigotry
Sexual innuendo                                                           Cheating
Testing violations                                                         Physical aggression
Accept or offer favors

 

If someone tells you about misconduct, be a LEADER!

          Listen  Evaluate  Act immediately  Document  Encourage  Report

 

WHO SHOULD REPORT MISCONDUCT?

All employees of Pensacola Private School of Liberal Arts have a duty to report misconduct.

If you are aware of or observe misconduct please immediately report it to the administration!

 

HOW TO REPORT MISCONDUCT:

Document the activities or details of the event and secure evidence (if applicable).

Report allegations or suspicion of misconduct by an instructional personnel member to the school administrator, Jacqueline Tarver, 850-434-2294.

Report allegations or suspicion of misconduct by your school administrator to the Chairman of Pensacola Private School of Liberal Arts, Elizabeth Williams, 850-434-2294.

 

WHO SHOULD YOU REPORT?

Classroom Teachers
Paraprofessionals
Substitute Teachers
Librarians, guidance counselors and social workers
Career specialists and school psychologists
Principals, Assistant Principals and Deans

FAILURE TO REPORT MISCONDUCT

Possible penalties for instructional personnel or site administrators who fail to report misconduct may include:
Written Reprimand
Suspension with or without pay
Termination of employment
Discipline/Sanctions on an educator’s certificate

 

 LIABILITY PROTECTIONS

Any person, official, or institution participating in good faith in any act authorized or required by law, or reporting in good faith any instance of child abuse, abandonment, or neglect to the department or any law enforcement agency, shall be immune from any civil or criminal liability which might otherwise result by reason of such action. (F.S. 39.203) An employer who discloses information about a former or current employee to a prospective employer of the former or current employee upon request of the prospective employer or of the former or current employee is immune from civil liability for such disclosure or its consequences unless it is shown by clear and convincing evidence that the information disclosed by the former or current employer was knowingly false or violated any civil right of the former or current employee protected under F.S. Chapter 760. (F.S. 768.095).