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309 – Administrative Code Of Ethics

Administrative personnel, as part of the educational leadership of the District, represent the values and views of the District.  Their actions, verbal and nonverbal, reflect the attitudes, beliefs and values of the District.  Therefore, administrative personnel shall conduct themselves professionally and in a manner fitting to their positions at all times.

Each member of the administration shall follow the code of ethics stated in this policy.  Failure to act in accordance with this code of ethics or in a professional manner, in the judgment of the Superintendent and/or Board, shall be grounds for discipline and, possibly, for dismissal.

The professional administrative team member:

  1. Upholds constantly the honor and dignity of the profession in actions and relations with pupils, colleagues, school board members and the public;
  2. Obeys local, state and national laws; holds to high ethical and moral standards; and gives loyalty to this country and to the causes of democracy, justice and liberty;
  3. Accepts the responsibility to contribute to the growing body of specialized knowledge, concepts, and skills which characterize school administration and related service professions;
  4. Strives to provide the finest possible educational and co-curricular experiences and opportunities and ancillary services to the members of the District community;
  5. Seeks to preserve and enhance the prestige and status of his/her profession when applying for a position or entering into contractual agreements;
  6. Carries out in good faith the policies duly adopted by the Board of Directors and the regulations of state authorities and of the District and renders professional service;
  7. Conducts professional business in such a way that students and personnel are not exposed to unnecessary embarrassment or disparagement;
  8. Disallows consideration of private gain or personal economic interest to affect the discharge of professional responsibilities;
  9. Recognizes the public schools are the public’s business and seeks to keep the public informed about its schools;
  10. Supports and practices the administrative team and management team concept;
  11. Supports consultative practices with students, staff and community members;
  12. Listens and weighs facts and opinions of others in making decisions;
  13. Is free from abuse of alcohol or other drugs.
  14. Adheres to all standards of professional conduct and ethical responsibilities set by the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners.

Date of Revision: May 22, 2017

Legal References: Ch. 68B, 279.8, 279.14, Code of Iowa; 282 I.A.C. Chapters 25, 26


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