Tippecanoe School Corporation
Bylaws & Policies


Professional staff members, because of their proximity to students, are frequently confronted with situations which, if handled incorrectly, could result in liability to the Corporation and personal liability to the professional staff member.

 A.Each professional staff member shall be responsible for the supervision, control, and protection of students commensurate with assigned duties and responsibilities.

 B.A professional staff member should not volunteer for a responsibility or duties s/he cannot reasonably perform. Such assumption carries the same responsibilities as assigned duties.

 C.A professional staff member shall provide proper instruction in safety matters as presented in assigned course guides.

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

 E.A professional staff member shall not send students on any personal errands.

 F.A professional staff member shall not associate inappropriately 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 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.
  This provision should not be construed as precluding a professional staff member from associating with students in private for legitimate or proper reasons.

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

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

 I.Instructional staff will develop a written procedure for measuring and recording student progress each year. Such procedures shall be fair, professional, and legal.

Pursuant to the laws of the State, each professional staff member shall report to the proper legal authorities immediately, and to the principal, any sign of suspected child abuse or neglect.

I.C. 31-33-5

Revised 2/8/12
Revised 2/10/16

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