4550 Staff Ethics

Policy Type: 
Professional Staff

An effective educational program requires the services of men and women of integrity, high ideals, and human understanding. To maintain and promote these essentials, the Board of Trustees expects all professional staff members to maintain high standards in their working relationships, and in the performance of their professional duties, to:

  1. recognize the basic dignity of all individuals with whom they interact in the performance of duties;

  2. represent accurately their qualifications;

  3. exercise due care to protect the mental and physical safety of students, colleagues, and subordinates;

  4. seek and apply the knowledge and skills appropriate to assigned responsibilities;

  5. keep in confidence legally confidential information;

  6. ensure that their actions or those of others on their behalf are not made with specific intent of advancing private economic interests;

  7. refrain from using position or public property, or permitting another person to use an employee's position or public property for partisan political or religious purposes. This will in no way limit constitutionally or legally protected rights as a citizen.

  8. avoid accepting anything of value offered by another for the purpose of influencing judgment;

  9. refrain from expressions that would disrupt harmony among their co-workers or interfere with the maintenance of discipline by school officials; and

  10. address and resolve concerns at the division or department level.

Adopted Date: 
Monday, February 20, 1995
Revised Date: 
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Board Approved
Rescinded Date: 
Monday, August 14, 2017
Rescinded Explanation: 
updated and replaced by new policy