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D-150-BR Appendix 1: Support Staff Growth, Supervision and Evaluation

SUPPORT STAFF CODE OF CONDUCT

  1. The staff member conducts his or herself in a manner that respects the dignity and rights of all persons without prejudice as to race, religious belief, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, place of origin or physical and/or mental disability.
  2. The staff member treats others with dignity and respect and is considerate of their circumstances.
  3. The staff member shall not divulge confidential or sensitive information received in the course of his/her duties to unauthorized personnel.
    1. Information that is critical to the well being of a student shall be reported immediately to the appropriate administrator.
  4. The support staff member shall not undermine the professional competence of another support staff member.
  5. The staff member addresses concerns to colleagues involved first, then follows the line of authority.  (Note:  This does not apply in the case of harassment, where the staff member may go directly to the appropriate administrator.)
  6. The staff member shall be an advocate for the school and the division in the community.
  7. Communication of student information to a parent must be done through the teacher/administrator or with the approval and/or direction of the teacher/administrator.

Notwithstanding the above, these guidelines do not take precedence over board policy or legal statutes.