STAFF RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Code GBE Issued 8/10
Purpose: To establish the board's vision for the rights and responsibilities of district staff.
All staff members have a responsibility to make themselves familiar with, and abide by, federal and state laws as these affect their work and the regulations designed to implement them. The same requirement applies to the policies of the board and related administrative rules and procedures.
The board expects all staff members to carry out their assigned responsibilities with conscientious concern. Essential to the success of ongoing school operations and the instructional program are the following specific responsibilities that the district requires of all personnel.
· faithfulness and promptness in attendance at work
· support and enforcement of policies of the board and administrative rules and procedures
· diligence in submitting required reports promptly at the times specified
· care and protection of school and district property
· concern and attention toward their own and the board's legal responsibility for the safety and welfare of students, including the need to ensure that students are under supervision at all times
A . . . school teacher, counselor, principal, assistant principal, school attendance officer, social or public assistance worker, substance abuse treatment staff, or childcare worker in a childcare center or foster care facility, foster parent, police or law enforcement officer, juvenile justice worker, . . . or a volunteer non-attorney guardian and litem . . . must report in accordance with this section when in the person’s professional capacity the person has received information which gives the person reason to believe that a child has been or may be abused or neglected as defined in Section 63-7-20.
Additionally, the statute as amended provides that any other person “who has reason to believe that a child’s physical or mental health or welfare has been or may be adversely affected by abuse and neglect” may report, and is encouraged to report, in accordance with this section.
In their association with students, all school employees should exhibit an appropriate and professional demeanor through their manner, dress, courteousness, industry and attitude in order to establish themselves as role models for young people and the public. The board expects its staff members to be exemplary models, as well as provide exemplary instruction.
Violation by any employee of Anderson School District Five policies may result in disciplinary action being taken.
Adopted 4/14/88; Revised 2/19/02, 8/17/10