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400.57 Notification of Arrest, Criminal Charges, or Child Abuse Complaints

Employees of the District must notify Human Resources of any arrests, the filing of any criminal charges, and the disposition of any criminal charges pending against them. Notification to Human Resources should occur within five (5) business days of notification to the employee. Employees with duties that include transporting students must also report traffic violations.

Employees must also notify Human Resources of any child abuse or dependent abuse complaints. Employees must notify Human Resources regarding the findings in any complaint against them alleging child abuse. Notification of Human Resources of any complaints and findings should occur within five (5) business days of notification to employee.

Pursuant to Iowa law, current employees will be subject to criminal background checks at least once every five years. Information relating to arrests, criminal charges and child abuse complaints shall be treated and maintained as part of the employee’s confidential file.

Employees who do not notify the District as required under this policy may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination.

Legal Reference:
Iowa Code 232.68-69: 235A; 279.8; and 280.17, 441 I.A.C. 152, 155 and 175

Cross Reference:
400.53 Dishonesty

Adopted:
January 16, 2006

Reviewed:
October 31, 2006
January 17, 2011
October 20, 2014

Revised:
January 17, 2011
October 20, 2014
October 21, 2019