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Policies » Section G: Personnel » GBEB: Staff Conduct

Policy Date: 12/10/2019

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A. General Provisions
All employees have the responsibility to make themselves familiar with, and abide by, the laws of the State of New Hampshire as they affect their work, all policies and decisions of the Board, and the administrative regulations and directives designed to implement them.
All employees shall be expected to carry out their assigned duties, support and enforce Board policies and administrative regulations, submit required reports, protect District property, oversight of students and contribute to the education and development of the District’s students.
Employees are advised that failure to abide by this and other school board policies can lead to disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, and can result in non-renewal. Any action taken regarding an employee’s employment with the District will be consistent with all rules, laws, and collective bargaining agreements, if applicable.

B. Adoption and Incorporation of Standards of Code of Conduct for New Hampshire Educators
The Board incorporates by reference, and adopts as independent standards of conduct relative to employment in the District, the provisions of the New Hampshire Code of Conduct for New Hampshire Educators (Ed 510.01-510.05) (the “NH Code of Conduct”), as the same may be amended by the State from time to time. The District reserves the right to take employment action against any employee based upon the District’s interpretation of the provisions of the NH Code of Conduct and the District’s independent assessment of whether an employee has violated said provisions. The District’s interpretation, assessment and/or action thereon, are independent of any interpretation by the New Hampshire Department of Education (“DOE”) with respect to those standards, and irrespective of any investigation by or action taken by the DOE relative to a District employee’s conduct.

C. Dissemination
The content or a copy of this policy shall be included in the handbook, and/or otherwise provided annually to all covered individuals.

Legal References:
N.H. Dept. of Education Administrative Rule – Ed 303.01
N.H. Dept. of Education Administrative Rule – Ed 510.01- 510.05, Code of Conduct for NH Educators
NH Code of Administrative Rules, Section Ed 511, Denial, Suspension or Revocation of Certified Personnel, N.H. Dept. of Education, Code of Ethics for NH Educators, RSA 189:13, Dismissal of Teacher
RSA 189:14-a, Failure to be Re-nominated or Reelected, RSA 189:14-d, Termination of Employment

Adopted: November 12, 2019
Revised: December 10, 2019