Board voted for judicial review, no mention of new policies

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A decision by the Oregon Court of Appeals regarding the dismissal of an employee for failure to report a potential case of sexual abuse (see related story, Page A2), threw a wrench into the way the Salem-Keizer School District had been interpreting its mandatory reporting guidelines. While the court sided with the counselor who chose not to report a somewhat vaguely-described  incident of abuse, it additionally determined that for mandatory reporting to be required “reasonable suspicion of sexual abuse necessarily encompasses a judgement as to whether the asserted physical contact was sexually...

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