Cut Bank School District
Abused and Neglected Child Reporting
A District employee who has reasonable cause to suspect that a student may be an abused or neglected child shall report such a case to the Montana Department of Family Services. The employee shall notify the Superintendent or principal that a report has been made by the employee. An employee does not discharge the obligation to personally report by notifying the Superintendent or principal.
Any District employee who fails to report a suspected case of abuse or neglect to the Department of Family Services, or who prevents another person from doing so, may be civilly liable for the damages proximately caused by such failure or prevention, and is guilty of a misdemeanor. The employee will also be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination.
Legal Reference: § 41-3-201, MCA Reports
§ 41-3-202, MCA Action on reporting
§ 41-3-203, MCA Immunity from liability
§ 41-3-205, MCA Confidentiality - disclosure exceptions
§ 41-3-207, MCA Penalty for failure to report