West Virginia University Board of Governors Policy 49 is concerned with protecting the safety of any person under the age of 18 on WVU’s premises or those involved in University-sponsored programs at all geographic locations. It provides guidance on reporting requirements for child abuse or neglect, guidelines for appropriate supervision of children, and ensures that WVU and its divisional campuses comply with all federal and state laws and regulations regarding the employment of children.
All WVU Extension employees are required to take the WVU Children on Campus Training and online quiz, prior to December 31, 2014. County-paid employees are strongly encouraged to take the training and quiz as well.
Note: although the quiz tells you to send a copy of the certificate to your supervisor, you should send it directly to Kim Suder in Extension Human Resources.
In addition, any volunteer who will be serving as a chaperone or overnight counselor must complete the training and quiz, and provide their certificate. Each volunteer must also have a background check before the event. If you have questions about volunteer requirements, contact Susan England-Lord. for assistance.
Proposals are being accepted for 2016 CEOS Educational Topics. CEOS members are interested in subjects that come from all of disciplines covered by WVU Extension, so don’t overlook this opportunity. There’s a list of suggested topics from 2014 participants, but other topics will also get full consideration in the selection process. Proposals are due to Pat Gruber by Thursday, Jan. 15.
our year-long Smith-Lever 100th Anniversary celebration winds to a close, Steve Bonanno extended WVU Extension’s thanks to the people of West Virginia in an article in The State Journal. Read more