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DPI Mandated Reporting Training

Child Abuse and Neglect


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.


SafeSchools Training Instructions