Professionalism is an underrated quality that every educator should possess. Administrators and teachers represent their school district and should do so in a professional manner. Building and maintaining relationships are key components of professionalism. The following policy is designed to establish and promote a professional atmosphere amongst the faculty and staff.
All employees of Any Where Public Schools are expected to adhere to this policy and to at all times maintain professionalism such that an employee’s behavior and action(s) are not harmful to the district or workplace and such that an employee’s behavior and action(s) are not harmful to working relationships with teachers, staff members, supervisors, administrators, students, patrons, vendors or others
Staff members who take a sincere professional interest in students are to be commended. The teacher and administrator who inspires, guides, and helps students can have a lasting influence on students throughout their lives. Students and staff members should interact with each other in a warm, open, and positive fashion. However, a certain distance must be maintained between students and staff in order to preserve the businesslike atmosphere necessary to achieve the educational mission of the school.
The Board of Education considers it obvious and universally accepted that teachers and administrators are role models. The district has a duty to take steps to prevent activities which adversely intrude into the educational process and which could lead to undesirable consequences.
In order to maintain and preserve the appropriate environment necessary to achieve the educational mission of the school, any unprofessional, unethical or immoral behavior or action(s) harmful to the district or workplace, or any such behavior or action(s) harmful to working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, administrators, students, patrons, vendors or others may lead to disciplinary action under applicable disciplinary policies, up to and including termination of employment.