Teacher suspended for failure to inform school nurse of possible child abuse.

Topic: Educators, Decided by: Judge Oakley 
Docket Number: 1321557 , Decision Date: February 8, 2013 
Attachment: Click here to download the decision. 

Petitioner, a kindergarten teacher in Dougherty County, observed bite marks and scratches on a child’s back, buttocks, and genital area. The school system’s child abuse policy requires first reporting suspicion of child abuse to the school nurse. The Judge affirmed a 15 day suspension because the teacher failed to properly observe the policy.

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