Decatur County Community Schools
Bylaws & Policies
Table of Contents


3000 - PROFESSIONAL STAFF
3111Creating a Position
3112Board-Staff Communications
3113Conflict of Interest
3120Employment of Professional Staff
3120.04Employment of Substitutes
3120.05Employment of Personnel in Summer School and Adult Education Programs
3120.06Selecting Student Teachers/Administrative Interns
3120.07Employment of Casual Resource Personnel
3120.08Employment of Personnel for Extracurricular Activities
3121Personal Background Checks and Mandatory Reporting of Convictions and Substantiated Child Abuse and Arrests
3122Nondiscrimination and Equal Employment Opportunity
3122.01Drug-Free Workplace
3122.02Nondiscrimination Based on Genetic Information of the Employee
3123Mentor Program for Professional Staff
3124Employment Contracts with Professional Employees
3130Assignment and Transfer
3131Reduction in Force ("RIF") in Certificated Staff
3132Vacancies
3140Resignation
3141Suspension of Teachers
3142Cancellation of a Teaching Contract
3160Physical Examination
3161Unrequested Leaves of Absence
3170Substance Abuse
3210Staff Ethics
3211Required Reports and Protection of Whistleblowers
3213Student Supervision and Welfare
3214Staff Gifts
3215Use of Tobacco by Professional Staff
3216Staff Dress and Grooming
3217Weapons
3220Staff Evaluation
3220.01Teacher Appreciation Grants
3231Outside Activities of Staff
3241Professional Associations
3242Professional Growth Requirements
3243Professional Meetings
3310Freedom of Speech in Noninstructional Settings
3362Anti-Harassment
3362.01Civility
3410.01Compensation for Part-Time Staff
3419Group Health Plans
3419.01Privacy Protections of Self-Funded Group Health Plans
3419.02Privacy Protections of Fully Insured Group Health Plans
3421Benefits for Administrators
3430Leaves of Absence
3430.01Family & Medical Leaves of Absence ("FMLA")
3440Job-Related Expenses
3531Work Stoppage