Child Abuse/Neglect

The State of Illinois requires by law that any District employee who suspects or receives knowledge that a student may be an abused or neglected child or an abused or neglected individual with a disability, shall immediately: (1) report or cause a report to be made to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services on its Child Abuse Hotline 800/25-ABUSE (1-800-252-2873 within Illinois), or 217/524-2606 (outside Illinois), or 1-800-358-5117 (TTY) and (2) follow any additional directions given by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services to complete a report. The employee shall also promptly notify the Superintendent or Building Principal that a report has been made.