GBEB: Staff Conduct
GBEB ©2020 by Arizona School Board Association GBEB
All staff members of ASDB are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with effective and orderly education and to protect students and ASDB property. No staff member shall, by action or inaction, disrupt any ASDB activity or encourage any such disruption. No staff member, other than one who has obtained authorization from the administrator, shall carry or possess a weapon at any ASDB facility. All staff members shall at all time attempt to maintain order, abide by the policies, rules, and regulations of ASDB. and carry out all applicable orders issued by the ASDB Superintendent.
Potential consequences to staff members of ASDB who violate these rules may include, but are not limited to:
A. Removal from ASDB grounds.
B. Both civil and criminal sanctions, which may include, but are not limited to criminal proceedings under Title 13, Chapter 29, Arizona revised Statutes.
Reporting Suspected Crimes or Incidents
Staff members are to report any suspected crime against a person or property that is a serious offense, involves a deadly weapon, or dangerous instrument, or that could pose a threat of death, or serious injury, and any conduct that poses a threat of death or serious physical injury to staff members, student, or others on ASDB property. All such reports shall be responsible for reporting to local law enforcement. Conduct that is considered to bullying, harassment or intimidation shall be addressed according to Policy JICK, as required in A.R.S. 15-341 (A)(36).
ASDB is to notify the parent or guardian of each student who is involved in a suspected crime or any conduct that is described above, subject to the requirements of federal laws.
If ASDB maintains an online Manual of policies and procedures, ASDB may post a link to that manual with a reference to the appropriate policies and procedures.
A person violates the reporting requirements may be disciplined for violating the policies of the ASDB Board pursuant to A.R.S. 15-341 and notwithstanding A.R.S. 15-341, may by subject to dismissal. The ASDB Board shall prescribe and enforce policies and procedures that require ASDB to maintain a record of any person who is disciplined pursuant to this policy and, on request, shall make that record available to any public school, school district governing board, or charter school governing board that is considering hiring that person.
A person who is employed by ASDB or is an applicant for employment with ASDB, who is arrested for or charged with any non-appealable offense listed in section 41-1758.03, subsection B and who does not immediately report the arrest or charge to the person's supervisor or potential employer is guilty of unprofessional conduct and the person shall be immediately dismissed from employment with ASDB or immediately excluded from potential employment with ASDB. Prior to an action to terminate for failure to report, a staff member will be given the opportunity to provide a written explanation of circumstanced or event which they believe mitigate the failure to report.
Use of Physical Force by Supervisory Personnel
Any ASDB staff member entrusted with the care and supervision of a minor may use reasonable and appropriate physical force upon the minor to the extent reasonably necessary and appropriate to maintain order. Similar physical force will be appropriate in self-defense, in the defense of other students and ASDB staff member, and to prevent or terminate the commission of theft or criminal damage to the property of ASDB or the property of persons lawfully on the premises of ASDB.
Adopted: May 7, 2020