Now today, the Hartford Schools held an emergency meeting with staff to introduce new protocols for dealing with "employee misconduct", specifically allegations of child abuse and neglect an actually provided a checklist that includes everything from notifying the allegedly abused child's parents to actually calling the Hartford Police and giving employees the number to call.
I have to wonder why it took another incident involving alleged abuse of a child and a blog posting for the Hartford Superintendent of Schools to finally show some leadership and begin what the Board had promised to do months ago after the last incident. Furthermore, I have to ask, what are we paying a New York firm $175,000 a year for, who were supposed to be dealing with these issues ?
Well at least this is a start. Hopefully this time the protocols will be adhered to for the good of the children.
This updated protocol was first reported tonight by Jill Konopka of the NBC Connecticut Troubleshooters.
HPS Employee Misconduct Checklist by on Scribd