Policies and Regulations NEPN Code: JLF

Reporting Child Abuse/Child Protection

The School Board recognizes the incidence of child abuse and neglect among young children and youth. Abuse and neglect may have a serious effect on the education of school children. The Board urges that reasonable steps to deal with the problem be taken by Sioux Falls School District staff members.

South Dakota Codified Law mandates that school personnel having reasonable cause to suspect that any child under the age of 18 years has been abused or neglected shall report or cause reports to be made in accordance with the provisions of the law and Regulation JLF-R.

The Superintendent is directed to formulate administrative regulations which will implement this policy.


Legal References:

SDCL Chapter 26-8A

Related Policies/Regulations:

KLC/KLC-R – Relations with Social Service Agencies/Investigating Child Abuse
KLG/KLG-R – Relations with Law Enforcement Authorities


Policy   Board Action (formerly 5140.1)
Adopted 04-14-80 18901  
Amended 02-13-89 24533I  
Amended 03-22-99 29291  
Reviewed 04-22-02 33128  
Reviewed 05-26-09 35388  
Reviewed 04-14-14 36881  
Reviewed 03/11/19 38256