Omaha Public Schools officials are implementing new training in the wake of the arrest of a first grade teacher.
At Monday night's school board meeting, Superintendent Cheryl Logan announced the new training regimen. "Starting this week and in to February all staff will receive updated training on reporting procedures for child abuse."
Although there have always been training procedures, Logan says this will be different. "While the district has regularly trained staff on this information in the past, moving forward this will be an annual, required training. The training will include a 45 minute in-person session, as well as a required 15 minute video viewing."
The move comes after the arrest of Fontenelle Elementary first grade teacher Greg Sedlacek, who is accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with at least five girls at the school. Fontenelle's Principal, Eric Nelson, was also placed on administrative leave following the alleged incidents.