TROY AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
68 Fenner Avenue
Troy Pennsylvania 16947
February 10, 2015
To all staff members:
Act 31 of 2014 went into effect on December 31, 2014, This act requires all school employees, as mandated reporters, to receive three (3) hours of training on the recognition and reporting of child abuse. It states that this training must be completed by everyone within six (6) months of this law going into effect. Hence, we all need to complete the training by June 30, 2015.
We will be utilizing PDE authorized provider who can meet this need on-line, free, and with Act 48 credit attached. That provider is Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center. This center operates this course in conjunction with the University of Pittsburgh.
The link is as follows:https://www.reportabusepa.pitt.edu/webapps/portal/execute/tabs/tabAction?tab_tab_group_id=_2_1
So I have the following requirements for everyone:
We will all take this on March 9, 2015.
You will be receiving a schedule for who will take it when and where.
You must handle the registration yourself
You will be issued a certificate when you have completed the training.
You must provide me with a copy of that certificate after completion of the course on March 9, 2015.
For those of you in positions of hiring new staff, any new hires must complete this training within 90 days of their hiring with the district henceforth.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
W. Charles Young Superintendentwww.troyareasd.org570/297-2750