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College SD |  BP  4119.21  Personnel

Professional Standards   

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The Board of Trustees expects district employees to maintain the highest ethical standards, exhibit professional behavior, follow district policies and regulations, and abide by state and federal laws. Employee conduct should enhance the integrity of the district and advance the goals of the district's educational programs. Each employee should make a commitment to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to fulfill his/her responsibilities and should focus on his/her contribution to the learning and achievement of district students.

(cf. 0200 - Goals for the School District)

(cf. 4112.2 - Certification)

(cf. 4119.1/4219.1/4319.1 - Civil and Legal Rights)

(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)

(cf. 4231 - Staff Development)

(cf. 4331 - Staff Development)

The Board encourages district employees to accept as guiding principles the professional standards and codes of ethics adopted by educational or professional associations to which they may belong.

(cf. 2111 - Superintendent Governance Standards)

(cf. 9005 - Governance Standards)

Staff Conduct with Students

The Board expects all employees to exercise good judgment and maintain professional standards and boundaries when interacting with students both on and off school property. Inappropriate employee conduct shall include, but not be limited to, engaging in harassing or discriminatory behavior; engaging in inappropriate socialization or fraternization with a student; soliciting, encouraging, or establishing an inappropriate written, verbal, or physical relationship with a student; furnishing tobacco, alcohol, or other illegal or unauthorized substances to a student; or engaging in child abuse.

(cf. 0410 - Nondiscrimination in District Programs and Activities)

(cf. 4040 - Employee Use of Technology)

(cf. 5131 - Conduct)

(cf. 6163.4 - Student Use of Technology)

An employee who observes or has evidence of inappropriate conduct between another employee and a student shall immediately report such conduct to the principal or Superintendent or designee. An employee who has knowledge of or suspects child abuse shall file a report pursuant to the district's child abuse reporting procedures as detailed in AR 5141.4 - Child Abuse Prevention and Reporting.

(cf. 5141.4 - Child Abuse Prevention and Reporting)

Any employee who is found to have engaged in inappropriate conduct with a student in violation of the law or this policy shall be subject to disciplinary action.

(cf. 4118 - Suspension/Disciplinary Action)

(cf. 4218 - Dismissal/Suspension/Disciplinary Action)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

200-262.4 Prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sex

PENAL CODE

11164-11174.4 Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

80331-80338 Rules of conduct for professional educators

Management Resources:

COUNCIL OF CHIEF STATE SCHOOL OFFICERS PUBLICATIONS

Standards for School Leaders, 1996

NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION PUBLICATIONS

Code of Ethics of the Education Profession, 1975

WEB SITES

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

Association of California School Administrators: http://www.acsa.org

California Department of Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov

California Federation of Teachers: http://www.cft.org

California School Employees Association: http://www.csea.com

California Teachers Association: http://www.cta.org

Commission on Teacher Credentialing: http://www.ctc.ca.gov

Council of Chief State School Officers: http://www.ccsso.org

Policy COLLEGE SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: November 10, 2009 Santa Ynez, California