Do I have to fingerprint construction contractors who work on school campuses?

The short answer is "no". California Education Code, Section 45125.2 allows 3 methods to control construction contractors on school grounds who may be left alone while on campus.  Here it is: 45125.2 is the section on construction contractors. 45125.2. (a) A school district contracting with an entity for the construction,…

What if I can’t use a pesticide on campus?

If you can't or don't want to use harsh chemicals to kill weeds, think about green alternatives.  Try Vinegar Weed Killer. Here's the info: http://www.checnet.org/healthehouse/education/articles-detail.asp?Main_I D=449 If you just "Google" the words: vinegar weed killer - a ton of sites will pop up. Main Ingredients Vinegar Lemon Juice Salt Soap…

Can I fulfill my mandated reporting duties by reporting to a school police officer?

The short answer is "no."  Many of us turn to the School Resource Officer and that can get us in trouble in a hurry.  School police and school resource officers are specifically excluded from accepting reports from a mandated reporter under California Penal Code section 11165.9 11165.9. Reports of suspected…