Code of Conduct: Stake Holders

  • III. Stake Holders

    1. Clearly it is the responsibility of the adult in the student-teacher relationship to set the tone and create an atmosphere where positive interactions and mutual respect are the norm.
      All district teachers/coaches are expected to:
      1. Maintain a climate of mutual respect and dignity, which will strengthen students’ self-concept and promote confidence to learn.
      2. Be prepared to teach.
      3. Demonstrate interest in teaching and concern for student achievement.
      4. Know school policies and rules, and enforce them in a fair and consistent manner.
      5. Communicate to students and parents:
        1. Course objectives and requirements
        2. Marking/grading procedures
        3. Assignment deadlines
        4. Expectations for students
        5. Classroom discipline plan.
    2. Counselors and Psychologists
      1. Assist students in coping with peer pressure and emerging personal, social and emotional problems.
      2. Initiate teacher/student/counselor conferences and parent/teacher/student/counselor conferences, as necessary, as a way to resolve problems.
      3. Regularly review with students their educational progress and career plans.
      4. Provide information to assist students with career planning.
      5. Encourage students to benefit from the curriculum and extracurricular programs. 
      6. Act as building leaders in ensuring that student-specific behavior management techniques are clinically valid and grounded in PBIS philosophy to include but limited to the development of interaction guidelines, functional behavioral assessments and/or behavior plans.
    3. Administrators/ Instructional Coaches
      1. Promote a safe, orderly and stimulating school environment, supporting active teaching and learning.
      2. Facilitate regular communications, including the redress of grievances, among staff, students, and the building principal.
      3. Evaluate on a regular basis all instructional programs.
      4. Support the development of and student participation in appropriate extracurricular activities.
      5. Be responsible for enforcing the code of conduct and for resolving all cases promptly and fairly.
      6. Be prepared to instruct and/or coach
      7. Demonstrate interest and concern for each student in the areas of athletics, academic progress, attendance and behavior.
      8. Be aware of school discipline and athletic policies and/or rules and enforce them in a fair and consistent manner.
      9. Communicate to students, athletes and parents expectations of behavior, team rules and expectations and team consequences for violations of team and/or school rules.
      10. Maintain a positive attitude and professional image/demeanor in school or on the playing fields.
      11. Be respectful of all opponents, coaches and referees.
      12. Commit to building relationships with the community and forming strategic partnerships with community-based organizations.
    4. Superintendent
      1. Promote a safe, orderly and stimulating school environment, supporting active teaching and learning.
      2. Review with district administrators the policies of the board of education and state and federal laws relating to school operations and management.
      3. Inform the board about educational trends relating to student discipline.
      4. Work to create instructional programs that minimize problems of misconduct and are sensitive to student and teacher needs.
      5. Work with school personnel in enforcing the code of conduct and resolving all cases promptly and fairly.
    5. Board of Education
      1. Collaborate with student, teacher, administrator, and parent organizations, school safety personnel and other school personnel to develop a code of conduct that clearly defines expectations for the conduct of students, district personnel and visitors on school property and at school functions.
      2. Adopt and review at least annually the district’s code of conduct to evaluate the code’s effectiveness and the fairness and consistency of its implementation.  
      3. Lead by example by conducting board meetings in a professional, respectful, courteous manner.