The Ethics in Education Act
Became effective July 1, 2008 and impacts certain operational procedures for Life Christian Academy.
Employee Standards of Ethical Conduct
All employees of Life Academy are required to report any alleged misconduct involving employees or administrators which would affect the heath, safety, or welfare of a student. You may report alleged misconduct to the school administrator or the lead pastor. An explanation of the employee liability protections is provided under ss. 39.203 and 768.095, F.S.
Life Academy prohibits confidentiality agreements with instruction personnel or school administrators who are dismissed, terminated, or resign in lieu of termination due to misconduct that affects the health, safety, or welfare of a student. Any reference provided to a potential employer in an educational setting must disclose the misconduct.
Summary FS 768.095 Employer immunity from liability
Look for the signs of Abuse
Signs of Physical Abuse
Signs of Sexual Abuse
Signs of Neglect
Look for the Patterns
If a child tells YOU about abuse:
Summary Explanation of Employee Liability Protection under Section 39.023, FS
Any person, official, or institution participating in good faith in any act authorized 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.
No employee may be subjected to reprisal or discharge because of his or her actions in reporting abuse, abandonment, or neglect.
For more information, look up Florida Statue 39.023.