Wow, I'm not sure why you took it that way but I'm sorry. I'm just saying that, at least in my state, the law holds ME responsible for reporting it. I went ahead and looked this up again after reading the OP and there's no dispute about it. It really doesn't much matter what the rules of the admin or the district are. I'm legally required (and morally bound IMO) to report it to CPS to make sure it actually gets reported. I realize now after reading other posts that other states may differ in requirements but I'm only really aware of the requirements of teachers in my state. However, in no way was I trying to sound condescending and I never imagined that anyone could take offense at what I said. My only interest is in helping the OP in case she may be held liable and, of course, giving the advice that I think is in the best interest of the child in question.