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7.4.P.1 Staff Conduct
PROCEDURE PROCEDURE
No employee, while on or using school property, otherwise acting as an agent, or working in an official capacity for the District shall engage in:
  • Physical or verbal abuse of, or threat of harm to, anyone.
  • Causing damage, or threat of damage, to property of the District or property of a member of the community or a visitor to the school when the property is located on premises controlled by the District.
  • Forceful or unauthorized entry to or occupation of District facilities, including buildings and grounds.
  • Use, possession, distribution, or sale of alcohol or of drugs or other illegal substances.
  • Use of profane or abusive language, symbols, or conduct.
  • Failure to comply with lawful direction of District officials, security officers, or any other law-enforcement officer, or failure to identify oneself to such officials or officers when lawfully requested to do so.
  • The carrying or possession of a weapon on school grounds without authorization from the appropriate school administrator.
  • A violation of District policies and procedures.
  • Any conduct violating federal, state, or applicable municipal law or regulation.
  • Any other conduct that may obstruct, disrupt, or interfere with teaching, research, service, administrative, or disciplinary functions of the District, or any other activity sponsored or approved by the Board.
  • The use of District resources, as defined by A.R.S. 15-511 and District Policy 7.15 Staff Participation in Political Activities, to influence the outcome of an election.

In addition to the foregoing, all staff members are expected to:
  • Thoroughly acquaint themselves with the rules, procedures, and other information applicable to them contained within the policies of the Board.
  • Conduct themselves in a manner consistent with effective and orderly education and to protect the students and the District property.
  • Maintain order in a manner consistent with District policies and procedures.
  • Comply promptly with all orders of the Superintendent and the administrator who is their immediate supervisor.
  • Dress and maintain a general appearance that reflects their position and does not detract from the educational program of the school.
  • Comply with the requirement of A.R.S. 15-515 by immediately reporting to the Superintendent or the administrator who is their immediate supervisor:
    • A violation of A.R.S. 13-3102 [possession of a deadly weapon on school grounds].
    • A violation of A.R.S. 13-3111 [possession of a firearm by a minor without authorization (in Maricopa and Pima Counties and where otherwise adopted by local ordinance)].
    • A violation of A.R.S. 13-3411 [possession, use, or intent to sell marijuana, peyote, or dangerous or narcotic drugs, or intent to sell prescription-only drugs in a drug-free school zone (i.e., school grounds and the area within three hundred [300] feet and public property within one thousand [1,000] feet of school grounds, the area at a school bus stop, and a school bus)].

Any administrator receiving a report of a violation of A.R.S. 13-3102, 13-3111, or 13-3411 shall immediately report such violation to a peace officer in compliance with A.R.S. 15-515.

Employees of the District who violate these rules are subject to disciplinary action.