4042 – Scope of Employment

Educators are expected to act ethically within federal, state, and local laws, particularly when interacting with students.


  • Do: Keep personal contact to school premises, during school hours, and related to your job.
  • Avoid: Social networking that is one-to-one and/or outside the scope of employment; being alone with a student anytime (exceptions may include counseling and discipline).
  • Do not: Transport students in a personal vehicle
Last Updated: July 31, 2017

4056 – Goals & Objectives – Entering attendance, grades, and failing notices

Educators support the district’s Mission, Vision,Values, and Goals.


  • Do: Function as a collaborative team; work in partnership with parents; enter attendance daily and grades weekly; provide notification of failing grades before grades are given.
Last Updated: July 31, 2017

4097 & 5185 Sexual Harassment

Educators maintain an environment free from unwanted conduct or communication of a sexual nature.


  • Do: Report sexual harassment to an administrator.
  • Do not: Display behavior or communications of a sexual nature.
Last Updated: July 31, 2017

4098 – Conflict of Interest

Employees avoid conflicts between their public duties and their private interests.


  • Do: Maintain the faith and confidence of citizens in the integrity of public schools.
  • Do not: Improperly disclose or use information; use public position to secure privileges or exemptions.
Last Updated: July 31, 2017

5148 – Fund Raising

Education programs should be financed through school and district budgets. Extracurricular programs should be financed through individual fees. Fundraisers should be limited and play a nominal role in operations.


  • Do: Designate a specific purpose for the fundraiser; follow purchasing procedures; secure the prior consent of the principal.
  • Do not: Hold more than one school-wide major fundraiser per year; solicit residents outside the school attendance area.
Last Updated: July 31, 2017

5180 – Discipline

Educators maintain orderly, healthy, and productive environments that promote self discipline, civility, and respect.


  • Do: Help develop/support a school-wide management plan and communicate it to parents; implement positive behavior interventions; participate in ongoing professional development.
  • Do not: Use corporeal punishment; use physical restraint or seclusionary time-out, except to maintain safety (in such cases notify administration immediately and document the intervention within 24 hours; administration will notify the parent and the director of Student Services before the school day ends).
Last Updated: July 31, 2017

5181 – Bullying

ASD prohibits bullying—aggressive behavior that is intended to cause harm or distress, exists in a relationship in which there is an imbalance of power, and may be repeated.


  • Do: Intervene in instances of bullying; work with administration to ensure parents are notified if their child is involved in bullying or threatens to commit suicide.
  • Do not: Tolerate bullying in any form (physical, verbal, written, or cyber).
Last Updated: September 25, 2018

5225 – Acceptable Use & 6072 – Pornography

District electronic devices and networks must support instructional objectives and are not to be used for illegal or inappropriate purposes.


  • Do: Utilize technology to accelerate student learning and employee productivity; consult with administration and/or Technology before purchasing devices; report to administration when inappropriate content is accessed.
  • Do not: Access or download applications or material that is illegal, offensive, vulgar, or discriminatory.
Last Updated: July 31, 2017

5315 – Students with Accommodations (504 and Special Education) and IDEA

 Educators implement a continuum of both academic and behavioral supports and interventions for students.


  • Do: Provide services specified in a student’s 504 plan or IEP in the least restrictive environment; serve as an active member of the 504 or IEP team, drawing on the resources of the team as needed.
  • Do not: Disregard the 504 plan or IEP (they constitute a legal agreement).
Last Updated: July 31, 2017

7100 – Anti-Discrimination

 ASD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, or any other classification protected by law in its programs, activities or employment practices.


  • Do: Demonstrate respect and professionalism in all interactions with and in communications regarding students and staff members; report discrimination to an administrator or the compliance officer listed in policy or ASD’s website.
  • Do not: Use discriminatory practices or language (verbal, written, or electronic).
Last Updated: July 31, 2017

7200 – Student Data Privacy

ASD takes appropriate measures to ensure student data remains protected and is used for educational purposes only.


  • Do: Verify a student’s parent has authorized him/her to use the internet and computers before allowing access; use district or school supported apps; seek to have an app approved as a school- or district-supported app if it requires info beyond a name and district email.
  • Do not: Post or publish student directory info if his or her parents have opted out of directory sharing; share student work, ideas, or video online or with any media source unless parents have approved on the media release form; share student info in educational applications beyond their name or district approved email, and only for student’s whose parents have given approval on the Computer and Internet Use Permission form. Remember to disclose to parents the apps you are using.
Last Updated: July 31, 2017

2240 – Political Involvement

Schools are not to be used for purposes of political advocacy, but may facilitate dissemination of information in a fair manner.


  • Do: Study relevant issues and get involved in political processes; notify your admin if you run for office.
  • Do not: Use school facilities, equipment, or supplies for advocacy; campaign with students while in your official capacity; display signs advocating for a candidate or issue on school property; conduct advocacy activities on contract time.
Last Updated: July 31, 2017