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El Dorado Union HSD |  BP  4219.21  Personnel

Professional Standards   

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The Governing Board expects district employees to maintain the highest ethical standards, exhibit professional behavior, follow district policies and regulations, and abide by state and national 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 achievement of district students.

(cf. 0200 - Goals for the School District)

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

(cf. 5131 - Conduct)

(cf. 5137 - Positive School Climate)

The Board encourages district employees to accept as guiding principles the professional standards and codes of ethics published 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. 1312.1 - Complaints Concerning District Employees)

(cf. 5141.4 - Child Abuse Prevention and Reporting)

Any employee who is found to have engaged in inappropriate conduct in violation of law or Board policy shall be subject to disciplinary action.

(cf. 4117.4 - Dismissal)

(cf. 4117.4 - Employment Status Reports)

(cf. 4118 - Suspension/Disciplinary Action)

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

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

200-262.4 Prohibition of discrimination

44242.5 Reports and review of alleged misconduct

PENAL CODE

11164-11174.4 Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

80303 Reports of dismissal, resignation and other terminations for alleged misconduct

80331-80338 Rules of conduct for professional educators

Management Resources:

COMMISSION ON TEACHER CREDENTIALING PUBLICATIONS

California Standards for the Teaching Profession, 2009

COUNCIL OF CHIEF STATE SCHOOL OFFICERS PUBLICATIONS

Educational Leadership Policy Standards: ISLLC 2008, 2008

NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION PUBLICATIONS

Code of Ethics of the Education Profession, 1975

WESTED PUBLICATIONS

Moving Leadership Standards into Everyday Work: Descriptions of Practice, 2003

WESTED AND ASSOCIATION OF CALIFORNIA SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS PUBLICATIONS

California Professional Standards for Educational Leaders, 2001

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

WestEd: http://www.WestEd.org

Policy EL DORADO UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: March 17, 1992 Placerville, California

revised: September 23, 2013

revised: August 27, 2013