As of July 1, 2019, legislation requires all school personnel will be required to complete a cumulative four hours of sexual abuse education and prevention training, with a skills renewal every two years thereafter. The mode of delivery for the trainings may include in-person or e-learning instruction and may include a series of trainings or modules. The county shall be responsible for providing the training for all school personnel.
To assist with the mandated requirements of WV HB 4402 (2018)/WV Code §18-2-41, relating to the education and prevention of sexual abuse of children, the West Virginia Department of Education has developed optional e-modules that may be used to meet this legislative requirement. The county shall track and provide the West Virginia Department of Education a certified list of personnel who successfully complete the training. A process for submission will be shared with the districts in coming weeks. Certificates of completion will be provided by the West Virginia Department of Education.
Online Training Modules provided by the Department:
If you have trouble streaming the above youtube videos, you may access them through your k12 account on Microsoft Stream. For more information, please email Stephanie Hayes or Charlene Coburn, or call the Office of Leadership & System Support at 304-558-3199.