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. Transact all official business with the appropriate designated authority in the district in a
4. The direction of constructive criticism of other staff members or of any department of the
school district should be given to the particular school administrator who has the
administrative responsibility for improving the situation.
5. Care for, properly use and protect school property.
6. Attend all required meetings called by the building administration. Exceptions should be
discussed and approved by the building administration.
7. Keep all student records, medical information and other sensitive information confidential
as directed by law, Board policy, district procedures and the employee's supervisor.
8. Immediately report all dangerous building conditions or situations to the building
supervisor. The building administrator should take action to rectify the situation and
protect the safety of students and others if necessary.
9. The Board expects all students to be properly supervised at all times during school and
during any school activity. Except in an emergency, no employee will leave an assigned
10. Obey all safety rules, including rules protecting the safety and welfare of students.
11. Submit all required reports or paperwork at the time requested. Employees will not falsify
records maintained by the school district.
12. Profanity is inappropriate.
13. Dress professionally and in a manner that will not interfere with the educational
14. 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.
15. 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.
16. 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.
17. Employees will not use district funds or resources to advocate, support or oppose any
ballot measure or candidate for public office.
18. Employees will not use any time during the working day for campaigning purposes, unless
allowed by law.
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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.
St. Charles R-VI School District, St. Charles, Missouri
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