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District Norms   

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The District Norms outlines the guiding principles and expected behaviors for all Delano Joint Union High School District employees.

As members of our District team of education professionals, all District employees have a responsibility to perform all assigned duties in a manner that is consistent with these norms, modeling high standards in order to provide a positive example for all other District employees.

I. We will provide equal opportunity.

We are committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education. We will ensure that District programs, activities, and practices are free from discrimination based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, or genetic information; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

II. We will treat all persons with fairness, dignity, and respect.

We will treat each other and those we serve with fairness, dignity, respect at all times. We will handle any disagreements in a professional manner, and we will not personalize our disagreements. If at any time we have any concerns regarding the job performance of any District employee, we will notify our supervisor and request a meeting to express our concerns in a confidential (i.e., behind closed doors) setting.

III. We will comply with District policies.

We will strictly comply with all established District policies. We will maintain the confidentiality of all District records. We will not give access to District facilities or equipment without advance supervisory authorization.

IV. We will maintain a safe and secure working environment.

We will take responsibility for maintaining a safe and secure working environment. We will perform our duties in a safe manner consistent with all applicable safety protocols; and we will report any work-related injury or illness to our immediate supervisor as soon as practicable after the occurrence of the injury. We will perform our duties in a manner that contributes to the security of all students and all employees; we will be on the lookout for any potential security issue, and we will report any security-related concerns immediately and directly to the administrator or supervisor responsible for security in that specific location.

V. We will base our actions and decisions on the District's core values.

We will perform our duties consistent with the District's Mission, Vision, and Goals. We will demonstrate "Character" by being honest, trustworthy, and open-minded. We will demonstrate "Loyalty" by being respectful and supportive towards our co-workers and our supervisor. We will demonstrate "Commitment" by having a good work ethic, and by faithfully performing our duties to the best of our ability. We will demonstrate "Excellence" by having high standards in our job performance and in our professional conduct.

VI. We will eliminate any conflicts of interest.

We will not use our District position for personal or private gain, or for the gain of any private organization that we may belong to. We will not use District resources for private non-district purposes or for purposes other than for which they were intended. We will not hold financial interests that conflict with the performance of our duties to the district. We will not engage in outside employment or activities that conflict with our official district duties. We will not accept rewards - gifts, services, travel, entertainment, jobs for immediate family members, or other special considerations - that may give the appearance that the benefit could improperly influence District decisions.

VII. We will hold each other accountable.

We will promptly disclose to our supervisor any evidence or information that is related to alleged employee misconduct. We will not use our positions to intimidate, threaten, or retaliate against any person who reports alleged misconduct.

District employees who fail to comply with the District Norms may be subject to administrative discipline and/or legal action.


version: September 14, 2010 Delano, California

revised: May 14, 2013