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 that include, but are not limited to, the
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. Keep current on developments affecting the employee's area of expertise or position.
4. Transact all official business with the appropriate designated authority in the district in a
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. Keep all student records, medical information and other sensitive information confidential
as directed by law, Board policy, district procedures and the employee's supervisor.
9. Immediately report all dangerous building conditions or situations to the building
supervisor and take action to rectify the situation and protect the safety of students and
others if necessary.
10. 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.
11. Obey all safety rules, including rules protecting the safety and welfare of students.
12. Submit all required reports or paperwork at the time requested. Employees will not falsify
records maintained by the school district.
13. Refrain from using profanity.
14. Dress professionally and in a manner that will not interfere with the educational
15. Come to work and leave work at the time specified by the employee handbook or by the
employee’s supervisor. Employees who are late to work, stop working before the
scheduled time or work beyond the scheduled time without permission may be subject to
discipline, including termination.
16. School employees, other than commissioned law enforcement officers, shall not strip
search students, as defined in state law, except in situations where an employee reasonably
believes that the student possesses a weapon, explosive or substance that poses an
imminent threat of physical harm to the student or others and a commissioned law
enforcement officer is not immediately available.
17. School employees shall not direct a student to remove an emblem, insignia or garment,
including a religious emblem, insignia or garment, as long as such emblem, insignia or
garment is worn in a manner that does not promote disruptive behavior.
18. 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 that employs such teacher.
19. Employees will not use district funds or resources to advocate, support or oppose any
ballot measure or candidate for public office.
20. Employees will not use any time during the working day for campaigning purposes, unless
allowed by law.
21. Employees will not accept, directly or indirectly, any gift, donation, emolument, gratuity
or favor with any substantial value or which might be so interpreted as being of the nature
to affect impartiality of judgment.
22. Employees may not leave district premises during paid breaks. If, with the assistant
superintendent of personnel prior approval, such breaks are not taken mid-morning and
mid-afternoon, but are combined with the employee’s 30 minute lunch period, and if the
employee leaves the premises during said combined lunch and break periods, then the
employee shall not be in the course of his or her employment while on such combined
lunch and break period and the district shall have no liability for any act or omission by,
or injury to, the employee under such circumstances.
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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.
Cross Refs: AC, Nondiscrimination and Anti-Harassment
DCB, Political Campaigns
JFG, Interrogations, Interviews and Searches
JO, Student Records
KI, Public Solicitations/Advertising in District Facilities
Legal Refs: §§ 115.646, 167.166, 168.114, .130, RSMo.
Lindbergh Schools, St. Louis, Missouri
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