In the fall of 2017, the Board of School Trustees adopted Policy and Regulation 4100, which outlines acceptable communication between students and Clark County School District (CCSD) employees and representatives, including coaches.
Policy and Regulation 4100 addresses concerns from the community about arrests of CCSD employees and coaches in recent school years for inappropriate contact with students. We know, however, that the vast majority of our employees are dedicated professionals who care deeply for the safety of our students. This policy/regulation helps our employees and coaches set appropriate boundaries that protect them as well as students.
If you have not already done so, please review Policy and Regulation 4100 at: ccsd.net/protectourkids. The new policy/regulation addresses the following:
- Appropriate texting between employees/coaches and students.
- Other forms of appropriate online communication between employees/coaches and students.
- Parameters for employees/coaches to set with students to create caring, trusting relationships while also setting appropriate boundaries.
- Implementation of a new state law requiring fingerprinting of volunteers who have regular or unsupervised contact with students, and requiring that all volunteers sign a form acknowledging that they are mandatory reporters of any type of child abuse.
CCSD had produced training videos on this new Policy and Regulation for employees, parents, and primary students in kindergarten through fifth grade and an additional video for secondary students in sixth grade and older. Today, during English class, all Mannion students watched both the primary and secondary video. Combined, the videos were 5 minutes in length. All videos are available for parents and the community to view through the website, ccsd.net/protectourkids. For your convenience, all of the links for the videos are listed here:
Parent Video: CLICK HERE
Primary Video: CLICK HERE
Secondary Video: CLICK HERE
The administration at Mannion Middle School is committed to ensuring a safe learning environment for all students. Never hesitate to bring a concern to our attention.
Please let me know if you have additional questions.
Todd C. Petersen, Principal
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