Dear parents and guardians,
We are always grateful for your continuous support for KIU Academy. It is greatly appreciated.
When our international school accreditation was renewed, we were instructed by the accrediting agency, Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), to develop a comprehensive child protection policy with annual training for all staff and students. This should include plans and procedures that educate the school community regarding harassment, intimidation, and bullying, along with procedures for reporting alleged inappropriate behavior to the school administration and/ or legal authorities. The child protection policy should include proactive safeguards regarding staff and student interactions and relationships. As the Safety and Security manager of the school, Mr. Tony Barrera, has been assigned the responsibility to develop the child protection policy and conduct training for all staff and students.
As you may know, there are many problems related to mental, emotional and physical abuse of children in our society. While we have been blessed not to have such significant problems here at KIU Academy, we cannot take such a situation for granted. Therefore, we plan on developing a more comprehensive policy and follow up with training students and staff. We are also going to conduct explanatory sessions for parents and guardians so they can be better informed about these issues. We plan to conduct these sessions over the next two months. As we continue to develop our policies, we plan to have periodical updates and announcements for parents. Your cooperation on this issue will be greatly appreciated.
If you have any questions, please directly contact Tony Barrera.
Thank you for your attention on this matter.
Kyoto International University Academy