Deer Lakes

School District

Mandated Reporter Training

ACT 126 - Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting Act

On July 5, 2012, Governor Corbett signed into law Act of July 5, 2012, P.L. 1084, No. 126 Cl. 24 Session of 2012, which amended the Public School Code of 1949 to mandate that all school entities (a public school, charter school, cyber charter school, private school, nonpublic school, intermediate unit, or area vocational-technical school) and independent contractors of school entities provide certain training to all employees, including contracted substitute teachers, who have direct contact with children. Direct contact with children has been defined as "the possibility of care, supervision, guidance, or control of children or routine interaction with children." The law went into effect on January 3, 2013.

For more detailed information on Act 126, please download the Informational Sheet located in the Downloads section of this page.

Training Instructions:

All paid district employees are required to complete Mandated Reporter training. To facilitate this training, we have an online option for all Deer Lakes employees. Please click here to view all of the videos. There are four modules included in the training.

Once you complete viewing the videos, please download, print, and sign the completion certificate located in the Downloads section to the right of this page. Please email, fax, or mail the completed form to:
Virginia Pompe
Secretary to the Superintendent 
Deer Lakes School District
19 East Union Road
Cheswick, PA 15024
Phone: (724) 265-5300 Ext. 1212
Fax: (724) 265-5025 

Contact the PDE:

Joe Loccisano, Ed.D.
Safe Schools Office
PA Dept. of Education
333 Market Street, 14th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
Phone: (717) 346-4253


Act 126 Informational Sheet
This pdf file, provided by the PA Department of Education, contains detailed information regarding Act 126.
Mandated Reporter Training Certificate of Completion
Once you have finished viewing all of the mandated reporter modules, please download, print, and sign this form.