Orig. Code(s): 520
Duties and Responsibilities of Personnel
The Board holds certain standards to be a required, general basis for evaluating teacher competence and ethical performance of all district certified personnel. It is the intent of the Board to apply those standards to all educators who teach, coach, supervise and administrate in the district.
General Standards for Educators
A competent, effective, and ethical educator:
1. Demonstrates a positive attitude through observable enthusiasm for teaching;
2. Demonstrates willingness to be involved in overall activities and operation of the schools;
3. Demonstrates a sincere caring for the welfare and educational progress of students;
4. Demonstrates belief in equal educational opportunity.
The Board recognizes that these local standards do not replace or supersede the Standards of
Performance for Oregon Educators adopted by the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission. The Teacher Standards and Practices Commission may use standards under ORS 342.175 to make recommendations regarding charges of gross neglect of duty or gross unfitness.
Specific Performance Standards for Teachers
1. The classroom teacher plans a program of study that will meet the varied educational needs of all students.
2. The classroom teacher maintains a classroom environment that is conducive to learning.
3. The classroom teacher guides the learning process toward achievement of adopted district, state, and course goals and School Improvement Plans.
4. The classroom teacher evaluates and reports student progress regularly.
5. The classroom teacher identifies students with special academic abilities or behavioral problems and seeks appropriate assistance.
6. The classroom teacher communicates with students, parents and colleagues.
7. The classroom teacher holds a consistent and professional attitude toward accomplishment of district and state goals.
8. The classroom teacher shall provide instruction in a classroom atmosphere free from social, religious or racial bias.
9. The classroom teacher shall conduct instructional activities without indoctrinating any particular social, religious, or political point-of-view with a responsibility to convey moral and ethical standards.
10. The classroom teacher strives to help students meet Oregon's educational standards.
Specific Performance Standards for Support Personnel
Support personnel have additional standards beyond the general standards which may apply.
Administrators, supervisors, counselors, coordinators shall:
1. Assess the educational environment to provide information, materials, equipment and facilities to enhance the educational process;
2. Provide leadership and support to fulfill needs discovered through assessment and observation;
3. Eliminate constraints on the educational process within the bounds of propriety and authority;
4. Establish and maintain appropriate and effective relationships with staff, students, parents, and patrons leading to effective management, positive leadership and high morale.
The following rules have been established to assist employees in meeting their obligation to provide continuity of educational services and support for students. The rules are also intended to assist employees by contributing to a productive work environment.
1. The importance of regular attendance will be stressed with new employees as a part of the district and departmental orientation;
2. Regular attendance will be a consideration in determining whether or not to move a new employee from probationary to licensed contract or regular employee status;
3. Regular attendance will be a consideration in each employee's annual evaluation;
4. All personnel will maintain regular attendance (missing no more than one day per month worked, on the average) due to sickness and using no more than the other leave days, if any, provided in an employment agreement, except in the case of days missed due to disabilities or serious medical conditions documented by health care professionals;
5. All employees will arrive at work promptly at the assigned time fit for duty, and will adhere to assigned break, meal and departure times;
6. Tardiness and leaving work early should be considered with absenteeism in determining unsatisfactory attendance patterns;
7. If such behavior occurs and cannot be corrected, the district may take disciplinary action, up to and including termination.