If you work in the Bethel Park School District, you MUST complete the MANDATORY 3-part Act 126 Training.
1. You must complete the mandatory Pennsylvania Department of Education's training on your own and submit a certificate of completion to Carole Recker. The course is available on the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s SAS Portal at http://pdesas/org/
. If you do not have an account, click on “Register for an Account” and once your account is set up, click on the yellow box in the top right hand corner with your name in it. Then click on “PD Center” and then “Course Catalog/Registration.” The course is listed under the “Self-Paced” tab. Select “Act 126” in the drop down “Course Option” box. There is no cost to take the online course. All participants will receive a certificate of completion and that certificate needs to be submitted to Carole Recker. Please retain a copy of the certificate for your own records.
2. You must complete the online course, "Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse: Mandated and Permissive Reporting in Pennsylvania Online Training at https://www.reportabusepa.pitt.edu/webapps/portal/execute/tabs/tabAction?tab_tab_group_id=_91_1
. Register by clicking on "Registration" in the upper left hand corner. Then, follow the directions to complete the required information and submit. All participants will receive a certificate of completion, which needs to be submitted to Carole Recker. Please retain a copy of the certificate for your own records.
3. You will also need to review Bethel Park School District Policies #806
and sign a form stating that you read and understand the policies. The form can be accessed on the link below. The signed form needs to be submitted to Carole Recker. Please retain a copy of the form for your records.
The Child Welfare Law (PA Act 126) requires all employees and school district personnel to complete mandatory training on both child abuse recognition and reporting.
Failure to complete this required training can result in termination of employment. It is your responsibility to maintain Act 126 requirements.
If you are Central Administration Staff, all Bargaining Unit Staff (Act 93, Teacher, Paraprofessionals/Aides, Secretary, Custodial (including Summer Help), Transportation, Coaches (including Volunteer Coaches), Cafeteria Staff, Social Workers and Contracted Service Providers you must complete this training in order to maintain your employment with the Bethel Park School District.