Boundaries Between Teachers And Students: Important For Maintaining Safe Student Environments
A 53-year-old Wisconsin teacher is accused of sexual assault involving "inappropriate touching" of a minor student.
There are no details on what actually transpired, but the police department opened an investigation. The school district and the high school where the alleged perpetrator worked have been fully cooperating with the investigation. WIFR Newsroom "Beloit High School teacher arrested over alleged sexual assault of a child" www.wifr.com (Feb. 19, 2019).
- Do not allow school employees to email, text, or communicate with students electronically without copying the parent or guardian.
- Do not allow school employees to transport a student unless there another safe adult present.
- Do not allow school employees to touch students inappropriately. Interrupt employees who are touch students other than using a pat on the back or shoulder and caution them to check their conduct.
- Maintain open rooms so that a teacher meeting one-on-one with a student can be seen by anyone passing by at any time.
- Make sure you have several reporting methods available so any employee, volunteer, or student may report inappropriate touching or sexual abuse.
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