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November 19, 2009. 1. Employment and Recruitment 2. Non-Discrimination Notice 3. Sexual Harassment 4. Criminal Background Check 5. Child Abuse and Neglect.

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1 November 19, 2009

2 1. Employment and Recruitment 2. Non-Discrimination Notice 3. Sexual Harassment 4. Criminal Background Check 5. Child Abuse and Neglect 6. Code of Ethics and Conduct 7. Computer and Internet Acceptable Use 2 Proposed policies/procedures ensure (i) legal compliance, (ii) alignment with market trends and (iii) greater district/student protection

3 Proposed Policy: Includes statement of non-discrimination in hiring. Requires board approval of all employment contracts as required by Mo. Statute. Provides notice of use of federal E-Verify system. 3

4 Proposed Policy replaces P2471, P2472, P2473, P4121, P4123 and P Proposed Policy: Combines notice requirements of Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Section 504 and the Americans with Disability Act into a single policy. Properly identifies and describes responsibilities of Compliance Officer, including contact information. Includes contact information for relevant state and federal enforcement agencies. 4

5 Proposed Policy/Regulation: Provides for new and expanded definitions of harassment in compliance with current federal sexual harassment regulations, including prohibition against retaliation. Specifies district procedures for investigation and enforcement of alleged sexual harassment, including consequences for perpetrators. Satisfies federal notice requirements for sexual harassment policies. Sets forth a non-exclusive list of examples to clarify what constitutes sexual harassment for students and faculty. 5

6 Proposed Policy/Regulation: Requires background checks of all employees regardless of position or duties. Requires employees to notify the district of ANY arrest, charge, conviction or plea of guilty concerning ANY criminal offense. The District does NOT have to wait until final adjudication of criminal case to take adverse employment action against employee. Provides specific procedures for obtaining background checks. 6

7 Proposed Policy/Regulations: Informs employees when mandatory obligations arise. Prohibits all forms of corporal punishment. Provides clear definitions of abuse and neglect. Establishes failure to perform mandatory reporting obligation as grounds for dismissal. Identifies information regarding the Division of Family Services, including toll-free reporting number. Identifies reporting procedures for cases where suspected abuser is an employee. Provides reporting procedures for building-level administration. 7

8 Proposed Policy: Expands Code of Conduct to describe requirements of employment in addition to prohibited conduct. Utilizes broad descriptive language to capture as much conduct as possible. Example of new requirements: Arrive on time, maintain all records/protect confidential information, properly prepare for student instruction, comply with all applicable local, state, and federal laws, comply with all directives of supervisors, and properly supervise students at all times. Example of new prohibitions: Any conduct disruptive of educational process, leaving school premises without permission, and dating between employees and students. 8

9 Proposed Policy/Regulation: Restricts use of SLPS computer resources to students/employees. Prohibits personal use of computers. Provides district with a right to terminate access without notice to student/employee. Violation of policy may result in termination. Establishes limited privacy expectations for student/employees using SLPS computer resources. Provides clear rules for use of district and non-district licensed software, including limiting SLPS liability for improper use of licensed software. No indemnification for improper employee/student use of computer resulting criminal/civil liability. 9


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