7000 - Personnel

7305 Code Of Ethics For Educators

Employee conduct should reflect positively on the integrity and reputation of the employee and the school system. Each employee shall demonstrate the highest standards of honesty, integrity, and fairness when engaging in any activity concerning the school system, including in relationships with vendors, suppliers, students, parents, the public, and other employees. The Board will not tolerate deceit or insubordination. The Board does, however, understand that inadvertent errors may occur and that honest differences of opinion will exist.

Employees shall perform their jobs in a competent and ethical manner without violating the public trust or applicable policies, regulations, or laws, including NC State Board of Education Policy regarding the Code of Ethics for NC Educators. (See 7305-R Code of Ethics for Educators - R&P.) The absence of a specific policy, regulation, or law covering a particular situation does not relieve an employee from the responsibility to exercise the highest ethical standards at all times.   

Legal References:
State Board of Education Policy TCP-C-014 (16 NCAC 6C.0601 Policy regarding the Code of Ethics for North Carolina Educators)
Cross References:
Code of Ethics for Educators – R&P (policy 7305-R); Responsibility for Compliance with Board Policies (policy 7000)
Adopted:
Monday, 09 May 2011
Last Updated:
Monday, 02 February 2015