Plum Borough


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Mandated Reporter Training

Mandated Reporter Training
Act 126 - Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting Act
On July 5, 2012, Governor Corbett signed into law Act of July 5, 2012, P.L. 1084, No. 126 Cl. 24 Session of 2012, which amended the Public School Code of 1949 to mandate that all school entities (a public school, charter school, cyber charter school, private school, nonpublic school, intermediate unit, or area vocational-technical school) and independent contractors of school entities provide certain training to all employees, including contracted substitute teachers, who have direct contact with children. Direct contact with children has been defined as "the possibility of care, supervision, guidance, or control of children or routine interaction with children." The law went into effect on January 3, 2013.
 
For more detailed information on Act 126, please click here on the "Act 126 Information Link" located on this page.
Instructions for Completing Training
All paid district employees are required to complete Mandated Reporter training. The district has collaborated with the University of Pittsburgh's Child Welfare Resource Center to develop a free, web-based training module.  This training is approved in accordance with Act 126 of 2012, for mandated and permissive reporters and can be found at www.reportabusepa.pitt.edu or you may click here to be directed to the website.
 
Once you complete the online training, please download, print, and sign the completion certificate and email, fax, or mail the completed form to:
 
Mrs. Lori Demetrio
Plum Borough School District
900 Elicker Road
Plum, PA 15239
Fax: 412-795-9115