Crouch Urges Vote On Bill Requiring Reporting Of Child Abuse in Private Schools

June 9, 2017

Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch (R-Bainbridge) today urged a floor vote on a bill that passed through the Education Committee this week with unanimous support from both sides of the aisle. Assembly Bill 5371 would require private school administrators to report allegations of child abuse that occur in an educational setting. This legislation was crafted to protect the children who attend private schools in New York State who are not protected by Article 23-B, which by law requires administrators to report child abuse allegations that take place in their schools.

“It’s hard to believe this hasn’t been required all along,” said Crouch “Whether it be a private school or a public school, the school administration is in place to educate, protect the interests of their students, and keep them safe while they are in school receiving their education. This is common-sense legislation with support from both parties in the Assembly. With just two weeks left in session I am hoping to see it come to the floor for a vote.”