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DPI Training

DPI Mandated Reporting Training

Wisconsin law requires all employees of Wisconsin public school districts to report suspected child abuse and neglect, Wis. Stat. Sec. 48.981(2)(a)16m.  In addition, school boards are to ensure all employees receive training provided by the Department of Public Instruction within six months of initial hiring and at least every five (5) years thereafter, Wis. Stat. Sec. 118.07(5). Employees are considered to be anyone who receives an annual statement of wages for tax purposes (W-2 form) from the school district.

This training is now a part of the SafeSchools program and below are instructions to complete this requirement.

If you have any questions about the reporting process and/or this training tool, please speak with your supervisor or Curt Teff, Director of Community Services at 608-789-7033.

DPI Medication Training

School District employees are required to complete DPI approved medication training for the administration of non-oral medications prior to administering to students (Wisconsin Act 86). While most of the medication is administered by trained staff in the health office, there are times such as field trips, school-sponsored trips, sports or other co-curricular activities and after-school programs that it is necessary to have other staff trained.

This training provides for safe administration of medication to students and also provides civil immunity protection for staff.

Epinephrine (EpiPen), Glucagon, Rescue Inhaler and Diastat trainings are now a part of the SafeSchools online program.  Below are instructions to complete these required trainings.

Please return the completed certificates to the Human Resources Department. The School Nurse will also meet with you to verify competency of administration if you are assigned a student that has these specific health needs.

SafeSchools Training Instructions

The School District of La Crosse uses the SafeSchools online safety training program to train staff on school-related safety issues. As a new employee who requires safety training, you will need to register yourself to the system in order to receive your active assignments. There are two ways to do this:

  1. Visit our SafeSchools homepage at
    • Click on “Register” (underneath the “Log in” button).
    • If asked for a registration key, enter: 151d9cd0


  1. Use the “quick link” registration URL:
    • Enter the address above into your internet browser, and you will be taken to the registration page where you will enter your basic information, including your


Next, you will be prompted to enter some basic information that you will use to log in to the system moving forward. Please note the following fields:

•       USER NAME

Your user name will be the beginning portion of your district email address. Your email address is set up to be the first letter in your first name and the first seven letters in your last name. For example;

o Steven Smithback would have a user name of ssmithba and email address is

  • LOCATION: If you do not have an assigned home building, select Hogan
  • E-MAIL ADDRESS: We do require an email address. You may not have access to your district email yet, but you will still use that email address to ensure further notifications will be directed

Once you log in to the site and select your employee type, you will see a list of courses assigned to you and the date on which they are due. To begin a course, click on the title and then follow the prompts. You must complete all sections of a course and pass the quiz (if required).

Your participation will help to make the School District of La Crosse a safer place to work and learn! If you have any questions, please contact Buildings & Grounds at (608) 789-7666