About Us

Protecting Students

Employee and Volunteer Standards

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  • Employee and Volunteer Screen

    Saint Ignatius College Prep begins by thoroughly evaluating the backgrounds of our employees and regular volunteers, including:
    • Initial and annual national criminal background checks for all employees and regular volunteers
    • Fingerprint-based, criminal-history record checks with the Illinois State Police and the FBI for all new employees
    • Annual processing of all employees through the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services’ State Central Register, a child abuse/neglect tracking system (CANTS), which includes all reports of suspected child abuse or neglect, as well as the outcome of the investigation of these reports
    • We require orientation and ongoing training for our workforce through VIRTUS, the National Catholic Retention Group's program that thoroughly addresses the issues of boundaries between adults and students. Additionally, all Jesuit employees are accredited by Praesidium.
  • Mandated Reporters

    All employees of Saint Ignatius College Prep are “mandated reporters” as outlined in the State of Illinois’ Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act, 325 ILCS 5/1, et seq. If a Saint Ignatius employee has reasonable cause to believe a student, known to them in his/her professional and official capacity, may be an abused or neglected child, s/he shall immediately report or cause a report to be made to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services by contacting the Child Abuse Hotline at 800-25-ABUSE.
  • Boundaries Education for Employees

    Saint Ignatius College Prep requires orientation and ongoing training for our employees and regular volunteers through VIRTUS, the National Catholic Risk Retention Group’s program that thoroughly addresses the issues of boundaries between adults and children.
  • Standards for Faculty and Staff Interaction with Students

    Saint Ignatius College Prep’s “Standards for Faculty/Staff Interaction with Students” outlines appropriate and inappropriate interaction with students under the categories of general conduct, physical contact, discipline, communications, off-campus interactions, overnight trips, relations with former students and enforcement of the standards. All Saint Ignatius employees are required to sign an agreement indicating that they have read this document and are in compliance with all of its provisions.

How to Report an Allegation of Abuse or Inappropriate Behavior

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