It is the policy of the Boone Community School District Board of Education to extend equal opportunities to all employees and to applicants for employment who meet the qualifications established for a class or a position for which the application is made. It is also the policy of this district to not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity or marital status. (Code No. 401.1) The Boone Community School District is an EEO/AA employer.
To help have a resource for understanding the employee expectations for the BCSD, this Employee Handbook has been developed as a reference for employees. In this, information from documents such as the BEA Master Contract, UE Master Contract, Board of Education Policy, etc. that apply to school employees have been placed into one location as a resource. This handbook is a general source of information and may not include every possible situation that could arise. It is not intended, and does not constitute a contract between the school district and employees. It is the employee’s responsibility to refer to the BEA Master Contract, UE Master Contract,, and Board of Education policy and/or administrative procedures for further information.
Expectations for Professional Conduct
Because staff conduct has the potential to either support or undermine the stated mission, vision and beliefs of the district, the EPC was developed to provide all employees with a better understanding of:
The district’s expectations for ethical staff behavior outlined in BCSD policies;
Their responsibilities to our community for meeting these expectations;
The types of incidents that demonstrate a failure to meet these expectations;
The rationale for the district’s approach to staff misconduct; and
Their rights before, during and after any disciplinary action.
The purpose of professional development is to provide a structured, supportive, and collaborative environment that will further the district’s comprehensive school improvement plan (CSIP) goals in order to increase student achievement. The framework of professional development is built upon the learning needs of students, the curriculum students are expected to learn, and the instructional strategies that make the curriculum accessible and understandable.
In addition to professional development, teachers have opportunity for individual learning and choice. Teachers set annual professional learning goals and set up sessions with instructional coaches for individualized support. Teachers are also give an opportunity to annually expand their learning through the Teacher Quality projects and a Teacher Quality day of professional learning.