Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect (Chpt. 48)
Wisconsin Chpt. 48 requires all employees of Wisconsin public school districts to report suspected child abuse and neglect. In addition, school boards must require all employees to receive training provided by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) within six months of initial hiring, and at least every five years thereafter. If you are being hired for short-term employment, it must be completed prior to, or at the earliest possible time after, your first day of work.
This training may be completed during your normal work hours, during a prep period, or after hours. No compensation is paid for watching the training video after hours. To complete the training:
- Click the ClassLink icon on an MMSD computer, or click ClassLink from the "Staff Only" page
- In ClassLink, click the Talent Portal icon
- Search for the "Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect" training
When making the decision to report child abuse/neglect:
Review Reporting Phone Numbers and Procedures before making a report.
You may consult with other staff (social worker, nurse), but this cannot delay in making a report if a report is necessary.