OUR DISTRICT: Building a Culture of Accountability, Communication, Respect, and Safety
Join us at our public forums to learn about and participate in building a culture of caring adults, accountability, communication, respect and safety, so all of our children can thrive.
We are educating and empowering every person in our district: students, families, teachers, staff, athletics personnel and contractors, partners, volunteers, interns, student teachers and substitute teachers. We are implementing information sessions, community conversations, training, communications materials, and resources in preventing child abuse, recognizing the signs, mandated reporting, and getting help.
For more information, go to https://www.hartfordschools.org/studentsafety/
Information Presentation by the Office of the Connecticut State Child Advocate on their OCA Report, and HPS Action Plan Presentation by Acting Superintendent, Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez.
- Thursday, 3/23/2017 5:30-7:00 pm
Milner School, 104 Vine Street
- Thursday, 4/6/2017 5:30-7:00 pm
Journalism & Media Academy, 150 Tower Ave.
Community Conversations on preventing child abuse and neglect, recognizing the signs, reporting, and getting help.
- Thursday, 3/30/2017 5:30-7:30 pm
Bulkeley High School, 300 Wethersfield Ave.
- Thursday, 4/20/2017 5:30-7:30 pm
Hartford Public High School, 55 Forest Street
Pizza Available from 5:00- 5:30pm.
Childcare provided for children ages 2 and above. Call 860-695-8400 to register for childcare.
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For specific questions regarding the OCA report, please contact the Office of the Child Advocate at 800-994-0939 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions regarding the HPS Action Plan, please call; the district has set up a special phone line which is 860-200-7333 or email Superintendent@hartfordschools.org.
IMPORTANT: If an individual is reporting a case of suspected child abuse or neglect or suspected sexual assault of a student by a school employee, follow Mandated Reporters directive to “report orally to the Department of Children and Families’ (DCF) Careline or a law enforcement agency within 12 hours of suspecting that a child has been abused or neglected and (the individual) must submit a written report (DCF-136 form) to DCF within 48 hours of making the oral report:
For supports in the community and referrals: Dial 2-1-1 from anywhere in Connecticut and caller will reach a highly-trained contact specialist who will assess their needs and provide referrals to resources in the community for their child, their family and others. 2-1-1 is available 24 hours a day every day of the year. Multilingual assistance and TDD access is also available.