FINDINGS AND SENSE OF CONGRESS ON SEXUAL MISCONDUCT
PART B--MISCELLANEOUS; OTHER LAWS
SEC. 9201. FINDINGS AND SENSE OF CONGRESS ON SEXUAL MISCONDUCT.
(a) Findings.--Congress finds the following:
(1) There are significant anecdotal reports that some
schools and local educational agencies have failed to properly
report allegations of sexual misconduct by employees,
contractors, or agents.
(2) Instead of reporting alleged sexual misconduct to the
appropriate authorities, such as the police or child welfare
services, reports suggest that some schools or local educational
agencies have kept information on allegations of sexual
misconduct private or have entered into confidentiality
agreements with the suspected employee, contractor, or agent who
agrees to terminate employment with or discontinue work for the
school or local educational agency.
(3) The practice of withholding information on allegations
of sexual misconduct can facilitate the exposure of other
students in other jurisdictions to sexual misconduct.
(b) Sense of Congress.--It is the sense of Congress that--
(1) confidentiality agreements between local educational
agencies or schools and child predators should be prohibited;
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(2) local educational agencies or schools should not
facilitate the transfer of child predators to other local
educational agencies or schools; and
(3) States should require local educational agencies and
schools to report any and all information regarding allegations
of sexual misconduct to law enforcement and other appropriate
Previously not included in NCLB.