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					          Procedure Regarding Assault or Offensive Touching
                  Directed Towards Staff Members


In accordance with Delaware Law, when a staff member reports to the principal that
he/she has been the victim of an assault or an offensive touching incident, the following
will occur:
1. The principal will report the incident to the Superintendent of Schools, identifying
   the student and the staff member involved in the incident. The Superintendent of
   Schools will file an online report of the incident with the State Department of Public
   Instruction.

2. The principal will obtain a written statement from the staff member.

3. The principal will hold a conference with the student for his/her statement regarding
    the incident.

4. The principal will notify the student’s parents of the incident.

5. The principal will follow procedures per H.B. 85 requirements. The student may
   return to school at such time that a conference is held with the parents unless under
   supervision.

6. The principal will file charges in Justice of the Peace Court Number 4 in Seaford if the
    offense is determined to merit charges after consultation with police.

7. The staff member will have to testify in court against the student when charges are
   pressed.

8. The staff member will have the benefits of the District’s legal counsel, if needed.


  NOTE: H.B. 85 now requires specific actions when a school employee is a victim of
                      offensive touching or assault by a student.

				
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