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Mandatory 2014-15 Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training and Posting of Child Abuse Hotline Number

The Texas Education Agency posted information relating to mandatory child sexual abuse prevention training and posting of the Texas DFPS Abuse Hotline number. Please see the full posting for details as well as links to resources.


“In accordance with Texas Education Code, (TEC) §38.0041, districts and charter schools are required to provide, to all district and charter school employees, training concerning prevention techniques for and recognition of sexual abuse and all other maltreatment of children. A mandatory training schedule has been adopted by Commissioner Rule in the Texas Administrative Code (TAC), §61.1051. Training must be provided on or by the following dates:

  • September 30, 2014, for all K-grade 5 teachers, campus principals, and bus drivers;
  • December 31, 2014, for all remaining teachers, campus principals, and bus drivers; and
  • May 31, 2015, for all remaining school staff.”

“All campuses are required to post, at student eye-level, in at least one high-traffic area, and in both English and Spanish, a poster (11 x 17 inches or larger) with information that includes the Texas DFPS Abuse Hotline telephone number, instructions to call 911 and directions to www.txabusehotline.org.”

The TEA letter to the Administrator Addressed is located at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index4.aspx?id=25769814844.

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