With the safety of our students always paramount, Blue Water Community Action (BWAC) is continuing to cooperate with the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office, St. Clair County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, the State of Michigan Child Care Licensing Bureau, the state’s Children’s Protective Services program, and the federal Office of Head Start as they work to conclude their respective investigations. All have requested BWCA allow them to take the lead in this matter.
The BWCA Board of Directors will utilize their information when available in the coming days, in concert with our internal reviews, to inform and guide our decisions regarding BWCA leadership and related matters.
In the interim we are working to provide additional training for all staff regarding their roles and obligations including looking for signs of neglect and abuse of children under our care and the duty of all staff members to immediately report any suspected abuse; to update our video monitoring technology and protocols; to provide additional training for our front-line classroom staff in terms of dealing with stressful classroom challenges; and to provide greater support to improve the well-being and moral for all our staff and students.
We are committed to acting in the best interests of our children and parents and maintaining the trust of our community.