West Clermont Local School District
Bylaws & Policies


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

 B.Each classified staff member shall immediately report to a building administrator any knowledge of threats of violence by students.

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

 D.A classified 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.

 E.A classified 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.

 G.If a student approaches a classified 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 classified staff member may attempt to assist the student by facilitating contact with certified or licensed individuals in the District or community who specialize in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of the studentís stated problem. However, under no circumstances should a classified staff member attempt, unless properly licensed and authorized to do so, to counsel, assess, diagnose, or treat the studentís problem or behavior, nor should such classified staff member inappropriately disclose personally identifiable information concerning the student to third persons not specifically authorized by law.

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, and alleged child abuse.

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

R.C. 2907.03

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