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Board of School Administors

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Code of Ethics

Standards of professional conduct. The standards of professional conduct for school administrators are listed below.

  • A school administrator shall provide professional educational services in a nondiscriminatory manner.
  • A school administrator shall take reasonable action to protect students and staff from conditions harmful to health and safety.
  • A school administrator shall take reasonable action to provide an atmosphere conducive to learning.
  • A school administrator shall not use professional relationships with students, parents and caregivers, staff, or colleagues to private advantage.
  • A school administrator shall disclose confidential information about individuals only when a compelling professional purpose is served in accordance with state and federal laws, and school district policies.
  • A school administrator shall not knowingly falsify or misrepresent records or facts relating to the administrator's qualifications, or to the qualifications of other staff or personnel.
  • A school administrator shall not knowingly make false or malicious statements about students, students' families, staff, or colleagues.
  • A school administrator shall not accept gratuities, gifts, or favors that impair professional judgment, nor offer any favor, service, or item of value to obtain special advantage.
  • A school administrator shall only accept a contract for a position when licensed for the position or when a school district is granted a variance or letter of approval by the board.
  • A school administrator, in filling positions requiring licensure, shall employ, recommend for employment, and assign only appropriately licensed personnel, or persons for whom the school district has been granted a variance by the appropriate state board or agency, unless, after making reasonable efforts to obtain a variance, an appropriately licensed person cannot be assigned and the position must be filled to meet a legitimate emergency educational need.
  • A school administrator shall not engage in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, or misrepresentation in the performance of professional duties.