Ethics Training and Reporting
DCF Report Abuse Hotline phone number, 1-800-962-2873
All Washington County Christian school instructional personnel and administrators are required as a condition of employment to complete ethics training on an annual basis.
Duty to Report
All employees and administrators are required by law to report Ethical Misconduct, and it is our duty as professionals entrusted with the safety and welfare of our students every day. Washington County Christian School requires that every employee report any issue that could currently or potentially impact the health, safety, or welfare of its students and WCCS employees.
Procedure to Report
Any incident that an employee believes is potentially harmful to a student or another employee should be immediately reported to their immediate supervisor. Any employee who knowingly fails to report misconduct or abuse will be subject to discipline, up to and including termination.
In cases of suspected Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse or Neglect, the employee should report those issues immediately to the 1-800-96Abuse hotline.
Florida Statute section 39.203 and section 768.095 protects the person reporting ethical misconduct from reprisal by the individual reported or the employer if the report was made in good faith without malicious intent.
WCCS performs criminal background checks on its employees and volunteers with unsupervised access to children, but cannot attest to the background of the various parents with whom their child may associate away from school. Parents, students, and employees should regularly visit the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Sexual Offenders database at http://www.fdle.state.fl.us to review the public registry for individuals who may have prior criminal records and sex offenses. Information may also be obtained by contacting the FDLE's toll free telephone number: 1-888-FL-PREDATOR (1-888-357-7332).