Presentation on theme: "NC Teach March 6. North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards Standard I Teachers Demonstrate Leadership Teachers demonstrate high ethical standards."— Presentation transcript:
North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards Standard I Teachers Demonstrate Leadership Teachers demonstrate high ethical standards including honesty, integrity, fair treatment, and respect for others. Teachers uphold the Code of Ethics and the Standards of Professional Conduct.
Standards of Professional Conduct Violations of these standards shall subject an educator to investigation and disciplinary action by the SBE or LEA
Generally recognized standards: The educator shall practice standards of federal, state, and local governing bodies.
Personal Conduct Positive Role Model Demonstrate high standard of personal character and conduct
Honesty Teacher shall NOT engage in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation in performance of professional duties
Conduct With Students Treat all students with respect Not commit any abusive act or sexual exploitation with, to, or in the presence of a student including:
Conduct with Students (cont.) Use of language that is profane, vulgar, or demeaning Any sexual act Any solicitation of a sexual act (written, verbal, or physical) Any act of child abuse Any act of sexual harassment Any intentional solicitation, encouragement, or consummation of a romantic or physical relationship with a student (the term romantic relationship shall include dating any student)
Confidential Information Keep in confidence personally identifiable information regarding students or their family members
Rights of Others Will not willfully or maliciously violate constitutional or civil rights of a student or parent / guardian, or colleague
Confidential Information Keep in confidence personally identifiable information regarding students or their family members that has been obtained in the course of professional service, unless disclosure is required or permitted by law or is necessary for the personal safety of the student or others.
Required Reports Make all reports required by Chapter 115-C in North Carolina General Statutes.
Alcohol or controlled substance abuse Not be under the influence of, possess, use, or consume on school premises or at a school sponsored activity a controlled substance (without a prescription authorizing such use. Not be under the influence of, use, or consume an alcoholic beverage or controlled substance on school premises or at a school sponsored activity involving students Not furnish alcohol or controlled substance to any student (*medications dispensed at school)
Others Compliance with criminal laws Public Funds and property Shall not perform any act as an employee during the time the license has been revoked or suspended. Conduct related to ethical violations
Who governs public schools? FederalApprox. 7% StateApprox. 48% LocalApprox. 45%
Who finances public schools? Federal State Local
Federal U.S Department of Education http://www.youtube.com/user/used gov#p/a/u/2/7H2VhjdDw-Y
State of North Carolina State Superintendent of Public Instruction State Board of Education State Department of Public Instruction
Local School District District School Board Superintendent Assistant Superintendents Central Office Staff Principals Assistant Principals Teachers
Assignment # 1 Go to: www.dpi.state.nc.us/stateboard/legal/law www.dpi.state.nc.us/stateboard/legal/law Under General Statutes click on 115C
Assignment: Answer the following questions: I. Read through 115C-47 : Powers and duties of Local Board of Education What do you think are the 5 powers that have been the most newsworthy and / or controversial in the past year in NC? II. Review 115C-105.27: Development and approval of a School Improvement Plan 1. What is the purpose of a SIP? 2. List the strategies that must be included in the SIP. 3. Who makes up the School Improvement Team at an individual school?
Assignment (cont.) Read 115C-325 What are the grounds for dismissal or demotion of a career teacher? Value: 10/100 points
Legal Aspects of Education First Amendment Freedom of religion, speech, press, and assembly
2 Clauses in the First Amendment that are often cited in lawsuits Establishment Clause Prohibits the establishment of government-sanctioned religion Landmark Case: Engle v Vitale (1962)
Engle v Vitale Case: Ruling by Supreme Court
2 Clauses in the 1 st Amendment often cited in Law Suits Free Exercise Clause Protects the rights of free speech and expression Landmark Case Tinker v Des Moines (1969)
Tinker v Des Moines Case: Supreme Court Ruling
14th Amendment Requires due process and equal protection
14 Amendment Two clauses often cited in lawsuits Due Process Landmark Case Goss v Lopez (1975)