Long Island, NY - June 13, 2017 - Assemblyman Dean Murray (R,C,I-East Patchogue) is fighting for legislation which would require private school administrators to report any accusations of child abuse in the educational setting. The bill, of which Murray is a sponsor, has been unanimously reported out of the Assembly Education Committee and is awaiting action in the Codes Committee.
“We should be protecting children in any educational setting because schools are supposed to be a safe place for children to grow and learn,” said Murray. “Just because private schools are privately funded doesn’t mean the institutions should be exempt from being required to report all accusations of child abuse. We should all be working together to keep our children safe now and in the future. I am working with legislative leaders to pass this bill before session adjourns for the year next week.”