Donna Klein Jewish Academy requires that any and all employees report any Ethical Misconduct, or issue that could potentially impact the health, safety, or general welfare of students and employees.

Reporting of Ethical Misconduct is required by law and is our duty as professionals entrusted with the safety and welfare of students every day. Florida Statute section 39.203 and section 768.095 protect the person reporting ethical misconduct from reprisal by the individual reported or the employer if the report was made in good faith without malicious intent.  An employer who discloses information about a former or current employee to a prospective employer of the former or current employee upon request of the prospective employer or of the former or current employee is immune from civil liability for such disclosure or its consequences unless it is shown by clear and convincing evidence that the information disclosed by the former or current employer was knowingly false or violated any civil right of the former or current employee protected under F.S. Chapter 760. (F.S. 768.095) Please note the following reporting process: Any incident that an employee believes could be potentially harmful to a student, or another employee must immediately be reported to an immediate supervisor, Human Resources, or the Head of School. Any employee who knowingly fails to report misconduct or abuse will be subject to discipline, up to and including termination.

It is encouraged for all parents, students, and employees to regularly visit the public registry to review it for individuals who may have prior criminal records and sex offenses. Information concerning registered sex offenders and predators in Florida may be obtained by visiting www.fdle.state.fl.us, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Sexual Offenders database. Information may also be obtained by contacting the FDLE’s toll free telephone number: 1-888-FL-PREDATOR (1-888-357-7332).

The school performs criminal-background checks on its employees and volunteers with unsupervised access to children, but cannot attest to the background of the various parents with whom their child may associate away from school.

In cases of suspected Physical Abuse, Sexual abuse or Neglect the employee should report those issues immediately to the 1-800-96Abuse hotline or www.dcf.state.fl.us/abuse/report.

Notice: All employees will be required to complete ethics training on an annual basis as a condition of their employment.  Policies and procedures for reporting misconduct by instructional personnel or school administrators which affects the health, safety or welfare of a student can also be found posted in the faculty workrooms.