The Board of Education expects that each professional and support staff member shall put forth every effort to promote a quality instructional program in the school district.  In building a quality program, employees must meet certain expectations which include, but are not limited to, the following:


1.         Become familiar with, enforce and follow all Board policies, regulations, administrative procedures, other directions given by district administrators and state and federal laws as they affect the performance of job duties.


2.         Maintain courteous and professional relationships with pupils, parents/guardians, other employees of the district and all patrons of the district.


3.         Take efforts to remain knowledgeable about the employee’s position and the developments in that position.


4.         Transact all official business with the appropriate designated authority in the district in a timely manner.


5.         Transmit constructive criticism of other staff members or of any department of the school district to the particular school administrator who has the administrative responsibility for improving the situation.


6.         Care for, properly use and protect school property.


7.         Attend all required staff meetings called by district administration, unless excused.


8.         Immediately report all dangerous building conditions to the building supervisor and take action to rectify the situation and/or protect the safety of students and others if necessary.


9.         Properly supervise all students.  The Board expects all students to be under assigned adult supervision at all times during school and during any school activity.  Except in an emergency, no employee will leave an assigned group unsupervised.


10.       Obey all safety rules, including rules protecting the safety and welfare of students.


11.       Submit all required reports or paperwork at the time requested.  Employees will not falsify  records maintained by the school district.


12.       Refrain from using profanity in the school setting.


13.       Dress professionally and in a manner that will not interfere with the educational environment.


14.       Come to work at the time specified by the employee handbook or by the employee’s supervisor.  Employees who are frequently late to work or stop working before the scheduled time may be terminated for excessive absences.


15.       State law prohibits teachers from participating in the management of a campaign for the election or defeat of a member of the Board of Education which employs such teacher.


16.       Employees will not use district funds to advocate, support or oppose any ballot measure or candidate for public office.


17.       Employees will not use any time during the working day for campaigning purposes, unless allowed by law.


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Note:   The reader is encouraged to check the index located at the beginning of this section for other pertinent policies and to review administrative procedures and/or forms for related information.


Adopted:          December 14, 2000




Cross Refs:       AC,  Nondiscrimination and Anti-Harassment

DCB, Political Campaigns

GBC, Staff Ethics

GBEBA, Drug-Free Workplace

GBEBB, Employee Alcohol and Drug Testing

GBH, Staff/Student Relations

GBM, Staff Complaints and Grievances

KI, Public Solicitations/Advertising in District Facilities


Legal Refs:       §§ 115.646, 168.114, .130, RSMo.


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