Policies and Administrative Procedures
|Descriptor Term:||CODE OF ETHICS|
|Descriptor Code: ||CB|
|Presented to Board:||October 12, 2010 (First Reading)|
| ||November 9, 2010 (Second Reading)|
|Adopted by Board: ||February 13, 1996|
|Revised by Board:||April 21, 2005|
| ||November 9, 2010|
The success of our school system depends on adherence to the highest ethical
principles in the operation of the system and in the relationship between the school
board and superintendent, the superintendent and staff, staff among themselves and
the staff and students. This code reflects the principles, goals and responsibilities that
are essential to ensuring the integrity of the school system and these relationships. All
persons who are employed by or associated with the Guilford County Schools shall
- Assure the opportunity for high quality education for every student and make the
well-being of students the fundamental principle for all decisions and actions.
- Uphold the principles of due process and individual dignity; respect and protect
the civil and human rights of everyone.
- Consider all issues fairly.
- Provide respectful and responsive service to colleagues, parents, students and
- Implement fully all national, state and local laws and regulations pertaining to
education and public agencies.
- Preserve, protect and promote the well-being of the Guilford County Schools.
- Build and preserve trust in public education and work to instill respect for our
community, state and nation.
- Have the courage to act and to be responsible for one's own actions.
- Maintain high standards and a strong work ethic.
- Act as part of an educational team with mutual respect and regard for each other.
- Create and foster an atmosphere where staff and students appreciate the
richness of perspectives and cultures.
- Act with honesty, fairness, integrity and discretion in all relationships, and model
and teach the principles that compose the Character Development curricula for
GCS, including courage, integrity, kindness, perseverance, respect, responsibility
- Adhere to the Conflict of Interest principles reflected in State law, State Board of
Education and Guilford County Board policy.
Items initially adopted by the Board of Education February 13, 1996.