Board Policies


Adoption Date: Jun 15, 2002
3604 - RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES OF TEACHERS

The professional tasks of teachers involve considerably more time than that devoted to actual class instruction, at all levels of teaching, kindergarten through 12.  Some of these duties are:  study and research to keep abreast of new knowledge and techniques, evaluation of students' work, record keeping, lesson planning and preparation, student, parent, and principal conferences, in-service training meetings, and pupil supervision outside the classroom.  It is most unlikely that a professional, competent teacher an accomplish these tasks in a 40-hour work week.  A rigid regulation on duty hours of teachers would tend to imply that there was a specific amount of time within which the accomplishment of the job could be expected.

Teachers are expected to be in their classrooms or at assigned duties prior to the beginning of their instructional day and after the close of their instructional day.  This time is necessary for educational planning, preparation and conferences with students, parents, and faculty members.  Teachers whose effectiveness is impaired by a lack of lesson planning and participation in sufficient necessary activities before and after school should be dealt with as individuals.  Rigid duty hours should not be imposed upon all teachers in order to discipline the few exceptions who take advantage of being treated as professional educators.

All staff members are expected to maintain a standard of dress, personal appearance, general decorum, moral standards, and behavior that reflects their professional status in the community.

It shall be the responsibility of the building principal to establish necessary regulations to accomplish effectively the goals of the instructional programs in the school.

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