Ethics Training and Reporting

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 product 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. San Jose Episcopal Day School requires all employees to report any issue that could currently or potentially impact the health, safety, or welfare of its students and SJEDS employees.

Any incident that an employee believes is potentially harmful to any student, or employee should be immediately reported to the Head of School. Any employee who knowingly fails to report misconduct or abuse will be subject to discipline.

Criminal background checks are performed on all employees and contractors with unsupervised access to children.

In cases of suspected Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse or Neglect the employee should report these issues immediately to the Florida Abuse Hotline at 1-800-96-ABUSE or 1-800-962-2873. All employees complete ethics training on an annual basis.


Reporting Misconduct by Instructional Personnel and Administrators

All employees and administrators have an obligation to report misconduct, which affects the health, safety, or welfare of a student. Reports of misconduct should be made to [email protected].


Code of Ethics - Education Profession

6B-1.001 Code of Ethics of the Education Profession in Florida

(1) The educator values the worth and dignity of every person, the pursuit of truth,
devotion to excellence, acquisition of knowledge, and the nurture of democratic
citizenship. Essential to the achievement of these standards are the freedom to learn and
to teach and the guarantee of equal opportunity for all.

(2) The educator’s primary professional concern will always be for the student and for the
development of the student’s potential. The educator will therefore strive for professional
growth and will seek to exercise the best professional judgment and integrity.

(3) Aware of the importance of maintaining the respect and confidence of one’s
colleagues, of students, of parents, and of other members of the community, the educator
strives to achieve and sustain the highest degree of ethical conduct.


Child Abuse Reporting

School teachers and other personnel are mandatory reporters under the Florida child abuse reporting laws. Please understand that we must take our obligations seriously and if we assess that a situation requires it, we will make a report to child abuse authorities of situations that we reasonably suspect constitute abuse, neglect, or abandonment. Depending on the circumstances, we may not be able to communicate with parents about the report until authorized by child abuse authorities to do so. We ask for your understanding as we do our best to protect the children under our care.