Morgan County Schools
Bylaws & Policies
 

4213 - STUDENT SUPERVISION AND WELFARE

Each service personnel staff member shall maintain a standard of care for the supervision, control, and protection of students commensurate with assigned duties and responsibilities.

It is the responsibility of the Superintendent to prepare administrative guidelines for the maintenance of the following standards:

 A.Each service personnel staff member shall report immediately to a building administrator any accident, safety hazard, or other potentially harmful condition or situation s/he detects.

 B.A service personnel staff member shall not send students on any personal errands.

 C.A service personnel staff member shall not inappropriately associate with students at any time in a manner which may give the appearance of impropriety, including, but not limited to, the creation or participation in any situation or activity which could be considered abusive or sexually suggestive or involve illegal substances such as drugs, alcohol or tobacco. Any sexual or other inappropriate conduct with a student by any staff member will subject the offender to potential criminal liability and discipline up to and including termination of employment.

 D.If a student approaches a service personnel staff member to seek advice or to ask questions regarding a personal problem related to sexual behavior, substance abuse, mental or physical health, and/or family relationships, etc., the service personnel staff member may attempt to assist the student by facilitating contact with certified or licensed individuals in the County School System or community who specialize in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of the studentís stated problem.

 E.A service personnel staff member shall not transport students in a private vehicle without the approval of a building administrator.

 F.A student shall not be required to perform work or services that may be detrimental to his/her health.

Since most information concerning a child in school, other than directory information described in West Virginia Department of Education Policy 4350, is confidential under Federal and State laws, any staff member who shares confidential information with another person not authorized to receive the information may be subject to discipline and/or civil liability. This includes, but is not limited to, information concerning assessments, grades, behavior, family background, and alleged child abuse.

Pursuant to the laws of the State and appropriate Board policy, each service personnel staff member shall report to the proper legal authorities, immediately, any sign of suspected child abuse or neglect.

State Department of Education Policy 4350
W. Va. Code 49-6A-2