The Guilford County Board of Education acknowledges that the most important aspect of attaining excellence in education is the quality of the teaching staff and the administrative staff. The Board also acknowledges that instruction is the single most important duty performed by a teacher. However, the achievement of a high quality educational program for all students requires teachers to perform to the best of their abilities a variety of professional responsibilities, generally assigned by the Principal, including but not limited to instruction.
For the purposes of this policy "Professional Responsibilities" is defined to mean:
All duties related to supporting the total school program, school and school district objectives, and the responsibility to conduct oneself in a professional manner. "Professional responsibilities" encompass any duties mandated by law or that are necessary to comply with legal mandates; complying with the Codes of Ethics adopted by this Board of Education and the State Board of Education; meeting reasonable requirements of the local board; and fulfilling instructional duties, non-instructional duties and extracurricular duties that are required in compliance with the law and board policy.
In compliance with G.S. 115C-47, the non-instructional duties of all teachers are to be limited to the extent possible given federal, state, and local laws, rules and policies; and the non-instructional duties of teachers are to be distributed equitably among employees.
Further, teachers who hold an initial license and teachers with twenty-seven (27) or more years of experience shall not be assigned extracurricular duties unless they request the assignments in writing. Also, other non-instructional duties assigned to these teachers shall be minimized.
The Board may temporarily suspend this policy for individual schools upon a finding that there is a compelling reason the policy should not be implemented.
The Superintendent shall develop procedures necessary to implement this policy.
Legal Reference: G.S. 115C-47