Tippecanoe School Corporation
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 Corporation and personal liability to the staff member.

 A.Each support staff member shall report immediately report to the principal any accident, safety hazard, or other potentially harmful condition or situation s/he detects.

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

 C.A support 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 support staff member from associating with students in private for legitimate or proper reasons.

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

 E.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 Policy 8330, 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, alleged child abuse, and any other record information.

Pursuant to the laws of the State and Board Policy 8462, each support staff member shall report to the proper legal authorities, immediately, any sign of suspected child abuse or neglect.

Revised 2/8/12

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