House Bill 1176 (HB 1176) is the result of the efforts of the Criminal Justice Reform Commission. The bill passed through the Georgia General Assembly on March 29, 2012. One particular section of the bill is relevant to child welfare because it clarifies and expands the scope of O.C.G.A. § 19-5-7, which is Georgia’s law that mandates that certain professionals report suspected child abuse.
These changes will take effect on July 1, 2012. School volunteers are now mandatory reporters. Please bring the completed signature sheet downloadable below to the main office at either campus. Additional blank forms will be kept in the main office at each campus. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact a school administrator or counselor. Thank you!