Superior School District
Bylaws & Policies
 

4213 - STUDENT SUPERVISION AND WELFARE

Support staff members may be confronted with situations which, if handled incorrectly, could result in liability to the District and personal liability to the staff member.

A support staff member, or a person who works or volunteers with children, who is found to have had sexual contact with a student, including a student age sixteen (16) or older, shall be referred to the proper authorities and be subject to discipline up to and including discharge.

This section should not be construed as affecting any obligation on the part of staff to report suspected child abuse under Wis. Stats. 48.981 and Policy 8462.

It is the responsibility of the District Administrator to prepare administrative guidelines to ensure the maintenance of the following standards:

 A.Each support staff member shall report immediately to the principal any accident or safety hazard s/he detects.

 B.Each support staff member shall immediately report to the principal knowledge of threats of violence by students.

 C.A support staff member shall not send students on any personal errands.

 D.A support staff member shall not associate with students, particularly those of the opposite gender, at any time in a manner which gives 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 tobacco, alcohol, or drugs.
  This provision should not be construed as precluding a support staff member from associating with students in private for legitimate or proper reasons.

 E.A support staff member shall not transport students in a private vehicle without the approval of the principal.

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

Most information concerning a child in school, is a confidential student record 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 or civil liability. This includes, but is not limited to, information concerning assessments, grades, behavior, family background, and alleged child abuse (see Policy 8330).

48.981, 948, 948.095 Wis. Stats.

Revised 12/12/06