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Student Safety

lead in drinking water

The Division of Drinking Water (DDW), in collaboration with the California Department of Education, has taken the initiative to begin testing for lead in drinking water at all public K-12 schools. In early 2017, DDW and Local Primacy Agencies issued amendments to the domestic water supply permits of approximately 1,200 community water systems so that schools that are served by a public water system could request assistance from their public water system to conduct water sampling for lead and receive technical assistance if an elevated lead sample is found. To further safeguard water quality in California’s K-12 public schools, California Assembly Bill 746 published on October 12, 2017, effective January 1, 2018, requires community water system to test lead levels, by July 1, 2019, in drinking water at all California public, K-12 school sites that were constructed before January 1, 2010.   Source

 

Moraga School District schools were tested by the East Bay Municipal Utility District for lead in drinking water in November 2017.  Results, which include five samples from each site, are located here.  Results were below the 15 PPB threshold and no further action is required at this time.

student safety resources

CA Child Abuse Neglect and Reporting Law

(pdf document: Who are mandated reporters?  Why must you report?  What do you have to report? When do you have to report? To Whom must you report? Immunity and Safeguards for Mandated Reporters; Liability for failure to make a required report; Responsibilities for agencies employing mandated reporters; Feedback to Mandated reporters)

Contra Costa County Child Abuse Prevention Council Web Site

Child Abuse Prevention Council "Surviving Parenthood" Resource

(pdf document: Excellent resource for: emergency phone numbers, health services, mental health services, legal assistance and advice, choosing child care, child abuse prevention, intervention and treatment services, crisis services, parent support services, special needs, gay and lesbian services, services for multi-ethnic groups, substance abuse and treatment services, affordable housing and shelters, food assistance and more.) 

what is reasonable suspicion?

“Reasonable suspicion” occurs when “it is objectively reasonable for a person to entertain a suspicion, based upon facts that could cause a reasonable person in a like position, drawing, when appropriate, on his or her training and experience, to support child abuse or neglect.” (Penal Code 11166(a)(a))

suspect child abuse?

1.  If you suspect that a child you know is being abused or neglected, call the 24-hour, seven-day a week Hotline Toll Free at 1 (877) 881-1116.

2. You must make the report immediately by telephone and must prepare and send, fax, or electronically transmit a written report within 36 hours of receving the information regarding the incident.  Click HERE for the written report, also referred to as SS 8572.

3.  Click HERE for additional referral instructions