Employee Ethics and Responsibility to Report

Employee Ethics

Light Christian Academy seeks to maintain the highest standards of ethics and conduct in our staff, instructional personnel, and administration. To that end, we have adopted the “Code of Ethics of the Education Profession in Florida” and the “Principles of Professional Conduct for the Education Profession in Florida” as outlined in Florida Rule 6A-10.080 and 6A-10.081. A link to the full text of those rules is found below. All employees are required to receive annual training on these standards.

Download Standards of Ethical Conduct

Responsibility to Report Educator Misconduct

In accordance with section 1006.061 and section 1012.796 of the Florida Statutes, all employees, educational support employees, and administrators have an obligation to report misconduct by instructional personnel and school administrators which affects the health, safety, or welfare of a student. Examples of misconduct include obscene language, drug and alcohol use, disparaging comments, prejudice or bigotry, sexual innuendo, cheating or testing violations, physical aggression, and accepting or offering favors. If instructional personnel or school administrators have knowledge of a violation of section 1012.795 or the Principles of Professional Conduct, employees shall immediately report the nature of the misconduct. Failure to report suspected misconduct may result in penalties up to termination of employment and revocation of an educator’s certificate.

Misconduct by staff or instructional personnel should be reported to:
Bishop Graham Chancey, (407) 656-8011 x 1112.

Misconduct by school administrators should be reported to:
Myra Johnson, (407) 656-8011 x 1114, or
A member of the LCA school board, (407) 656-6314.

Download Poster re: Reporting Educator Misconduct

Responsibility to Report Suspected Child Abuse

All employees and agents have an affirmative duty to report all actual or suspected cases of child abuse, abandonment, or neglect to the Florida Department of Children and Families at 1-800-96-ABUSE or https://reportabuse.dcf.state.fl.us/. All actual or suspected cases of child abuse must also be reported to Light Christian Academy’s chief administrator. All instructional personnel and administrators are required as a condition of employment to complete training on the requirement to report all suspected cases of child abuse, abandonment, or neglect. A poster explaining the signs of possible abuse is found below. ​Serious abuse usually involves a combination of factors. While a single sign may not be significant, a pattern of physical or behavioral signs is a serious indicator and should be reported.

Download Poster re: DCF Mandatory Abuse Reporting

Responsibility to Report Suspected Child Abuse

Any person, official, or institution participating in good faith in any act authorized or required by law, or reporting in good faith any instance of child abuse, abandonment, or neglect to the department or any law enforcement agency, shall be immune from any civil or criminal liability which might otherwise result by reason of such action. (F.S. 39.203)

​An employer who discloses information about a former or current employee to a prospective employer of the former or current employee upon request of the prospective employer or of the former or current employee is immune from civil liability for such disclosure or its consequences unless it is shown by clear and convincing evidence that the information disclosed by the former or current employer was knowingly false or violated any civil right of the former or current employee protected under F.S. Chapter 760. (F.S. 768.095)