Elwood Community School Corporation
Bylaws & Policies


The School Board directs the Superintendent to promulgate the following guidelines so that staff members may avoid situations in which their personal interests, activities, and associations may conflict with the interests of the Corporation. If nonschool activities threaten a staff member's effectiveness within the school system, the Board reserves the right to evaluate the impact of such activity upon a staff member's responsibility to the students and to the Board.

 A.Staff members should not give school time to an outside activity without valid reason to be excused from assigned duties.

 B.Staff members shall not use school property or school time to solicit or accept customers for private enterprises without written administrative permission.

 C.Staff members may not accept fees for tutoring when such tutoring is conducted during the normal work day.

 D.Staff members may not accept fees for remedial tutoring of students currently enrolled in one (1) or more of their classes without prior approval of the principal.

Research and Publishing

Professional staff members are encouraged to contribute articles to professional publications and to engage in approved professional research.

Professional staff members who desire to publish or produce materials on their own time should make such action known to the Superintendent prior to the time such work is started in order that proper procedures can be established to assure that Corporation interests and the interests of the staff member are protected.

All books, materials, devices, or products which result from the paid work time and/or prescribed duties of professional staff members shall remain the property of the Corporation. The Corporation shall retain all rights and privileges pertaining to the ownership thereof.

I.C. 35-44-2-4(f)

Revised 1/14/99
Revised 10/22/15

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