POLICY 5-4.3 LICENSED PERSONNEL: REPORTING
Investigating/Reporting Alcohol or Drug Use
classified licensed employees who, in good faith with probable cause and
without malice, act to report or investigate the activities of any student or
any other person as they relate to alcohol or drug use or abuse in or related
to the school or to any school activity, shall be immune from all civil
liability that might otherwise be incurred or imposed as the result of making
such a report, investigation or disclosure, as provided by applicable law.
Reporting Child Abuse or Neglect
Licensed personnel who have reason to suspect that a child is an abused
or neglected child shall report the matter immediately to the building
principal. Principals shall report such
cases to the child abuse coordinator of the local Department of Social Services
as required by law. Personnel making
the required reports are immune from civil and criminal liability connected
therewith if the reports are made without bad faith or malicious intent.
LEGAL REFERENCE: Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, §§
8.01-47, 22.1-280.1, 22.1-291.1, 40.1-57.2, 40.1-57.3,
63.1-248.3, 63.1-248.4:1, 63.1-248.5:1, 63.1-248.5:1.01, 63.1-248.10.