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New Rules Coming for How Schools Notify Parents After Employee Arrests

By: KKTV Email
By: KKTV Email

How long should it take schools to notify parents after an employee is arrested or charged? A new rule taking effect in a week will set the standard, so there's no longer any lag and parents stay informed.

The rule was passed by the Colorado State Board of Education back in April, but will go into effect starting May 31, 2011.

Board Chairman Bob Schaffer, who proposed the new rules, said parents should not be “in the dark” when employees are arrested. The waiting time between arrest and formal charges, he added, is sometimes “too long a lapse.”

The rule has nothing to do with recent arrests within local school districts, as it was passed in mid-April.

The rules were approved unanimously by state education leaders.


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