The School has a legal responsibility to report suspected cases of child abuse and/or neglect to the appropriate authorities.
To comply with the Child Protection Act (New Hampshire RSA 169C, 1979, and Vermont VSA Title 33,681) any teacher or other employee within the school districts of School Administrative Unit 76 who suspects that a child's physical or mental welfare may be adversely affected by abuse or neglect shall report to the principal, or other designated personnel, and shall then call the Division of Children and Youth Services and give the following information:
Name, address, age and sex of student
Names, address of parent or caretaker
Name, address of the person allegedly responsible for the abuse and neglect, if known
Name of siblings who may be in danger, if known
Nature and extent of injuries or description of neglect
It is not the responsibility of the school employee to prove that the child has been abused or neglected, or to determine whether the child is in need of protection.
The Lyme School administration has an obligation to maintain a safe school. Our School Board policy manual describes in legal detail numerous regulations, expectations and due process, we are required to follow. Some serious behaviors (such as noncompliance to a safety directive) may require immediate suspension, expulsion or reporting to the police. Parents would be contacted as soon as possible.
No person shall use any tobacco product in any facility maintained by the School District, nor on any of the grounds of the District. Tobacco products means cigarettes, cigars, snuff, smokeless tobacco, smokeless cigarettes, products containing tobacco, and tobacco in any other form. Students are to leave ALL medicatons with the nurse.