Standards of Conduct

  • Policy DH

    All district employees are subject to Title VIII of the Penal Code, regarding offenses against public administration, including bribery and corrupt influence, perjury and other falsification, obstructing governmental operation, and abuse of office. District employees shall perform their duties in conformity with district policy, ethical standards for professional educators and state and federal law.

    All employees are expected to work together in a cooperative spirit to serve the best interests of the district and to be courteous to students, one another, and the public. Employees are expected to observe the following standards of conduct:

    • Recognize and respect the rights and property of students, parents, other employees, and members of the community.
    • Maintain confidentiality in all matters relating to students and coworkers.
    • Report to work according to the assigned schedule.
    • Notify their immediate supervisor as early as possible (preferably in advance) in the event that they must be absent or late. Unauthorized absences, chronic absenteeism, tardiness, and failure to follow procedures for reporting an absence may be cause for disciplinary action.
    • Know and comply with department and district procedures and policies.
    • Express concerns, complaints, or criticism through appropriate channels.
    • Observe all safety rules and regulations and report injuries or unsafe conditions to a supervisor immediately.
    • Use district time, funds, and property for authorized district business and activities only.

    All district employees should perform their duties in accordance with state and federal law, district policies, and procedures, and ethical standards. Violation of policies, regulations, or guidelines, including intentionally making a false claim, offering false statements, or refusing to cooperate with a district investigation may result in disciplinary action, including termination. Alleged incidents of certain misconduct by educators, including having a criminal record, must be reported to SBEC not later than the seventh day after the superintendent knew of the incident. See Texas Education Agency located in the Employment and Termination of Employment section of this handbook for additional information.

    The Educators’ Code of Ethics, adopted by the State Board for Educator Certification, which all district employees must adhere to, is reprinted below.


     

Employee Conduct and Welfare

  • Texas Educators' Code of Ethics

  • Employee Dress and Grooming

  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention

  • Searches and Alcohol and Drug Testing

  • Alcohol and Drugs | Notice of Drug-Free Workplace

  • Dietary Supplements

  • Psychotropic Drugs

  • Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation

  • Harassment of Students

  • Reporting Suspected Child Abuse

  • Sexual Abuse and Maltreatment of Children

  • Reporting Crime

  • Scope and Sequence

  • Bullying

  • Transporting Students

  • Conflict of Interest

  • Outside Employment and Tutoring

  • Fraud and Financial Impropriety

  • Gifts and Favors

  • Associations and Political Activities

  • Tobacco Products and E-Cigarette Use

  • Public Information on Private Devices

  • Criminal History Background Checks

  • Employee Arrests and Convictions

  • Safety Rules and Regulations

  • Possession of Firearms and Weapons

  • Soliciting

  • Visitors in the Workplace

  • Copyrighted Materials

  • Charitable Contributions

  • Technology Resources

  • Consequences

  • Personal Use of Electronic Media

  • Electronic Communications Between Employees, Students and Parents

  • BISD Technology Responsible Use Guidelines for Employees

  • ID Badges

  • Employee Devices

  • Selection of Instructional Materials

  • Asbestos Management Plan

  • Annual Asbestos Notification

  • Pest Management and Treatment

  • Integrated Pest Management Notice to Employees