Mandatory Reporting

  • Lindbergh Schools is committed to providing a safe, supportive learning environment where students can grow and thrive. We want our families to know that we have several measures in place to create a safe, healthy culture for kids. They include the following:

    • All employees undergo extensive background checks before they are hired. In addition, Missouri law now requires school districts to disclose to other districts if former employees have been investigated for sexual misconduct.

    • By law, all public school employees are mandatory reporters. This means they are required by law to report any allegation of child abuse or neglect to the Missouri Department of Social Services - Children’s Division. The state then conducts a thorough, independent investigation.

    • Every Lindbergh employee completes annual training called “Smarter Adults, Safer Children,” which teaches employees how to identify inappropriate staff/student conduct, and informs staff of their obligation as mandatory reporters.

    • We teach students how to report a concern at school, whether that is directly to a teacher or administrator, or another trusted adult employee, or by using an anonymous tip line. In addition, Lindbergh teachers, administrators and staff have worked hard to create a culture where students feel safe and comfortable sharing any concern with a trusted adult at school.

    • Staff members are expected to maintain courteous and professional relationships with students. Maintaining appropriate physical and emotional boundaries with students is an essential requirement for employment in the district. (Policy GBH: Staff/Student Relations)

    • If the district determines that discrimination, harassment, or retaliation has occurred, the district will take prompt, effective and appropriate action to address the behavior, prevent its recurrence and remedy its effects. (Policy AC: Prohibition Against Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation)

    • All visitors to Lindbergh Schools are checked against the National Sex Offender Registry before entering the building.

    • All communication between staff and students must be open and transparent. It must take place using communication methods that are provided by the district, such as district email accounts or Canvas. The district's policies, regulations, procedures and expectations regarding in-person communications at school and during the school day also apply to electronic communications for educational purposes, regardless of when those communications occur.

    It is important for all of our parents, guardians, students and staff to know that any allegation of misconduct by a staff member is deeply troubling, and we take it very seriously. Reports of staff misconduct, current or former, should always be communicated with local law enforcement to begin a formal investigation.

    Reports of such misconduct should also be submitted to Chief Human Resources Officer Dr. Brian McKenney at or 314-729-2480.