The Elgin Independent School District, in collaboration with its counselors, nurses, and the School Health Advisory Council has established this plan for addressing child sexual abuse and other maltreatment of children. This plan includes the legal definition of sexual abuse, methods for increasing awareness regarding sexual abuse of children, and the psychological, behavioral, and physical warning signs of abuse. Since the typical signs of child abuse may vary by age, we have also included signs more typical in younger children and also adolescents. This plan addresses when to suspect physical abuse and when to suspect neglect. Facts on your legal obligation and your legal protection can be found in this plan, and also a summary of Texas State law, and instructions for making an online report.
In its efforts to promote nondiscrimination, Elgin ISD does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, or disability in providing education services, activities, and programs, including CTE programs, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), as amended, which incorporates and expands upon the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.