The Lincoln County Board of Education recognizes that the capabilities and conduct of all professional employees greatly affect the quality of education provided to students in its schools. The Lincoln County Board of Education further believes that all professional employees should be intrinsically motivated by the importance of the job that they do. The purpose of the Employee Code of Conduct is to establish appropriate standards of conduct for all Lincoln County professional personnel.

This policy also requires that Lincoln County professional employees respond immediately and consistently to incidents of bullying, harassment, intimidation, substance abuse, and/or violence or any other code of conduct violation that impacts negatively on students in a manner that effectively addresses incidents, deters future incidents, and affirms respect for individuals.

Employee Code of Conduct

All Lincoln County professional employees shall:



exhibit professional behavior by showing positive examples of preparedness, communication, fairness, punctuality, attendance, language, and appearance;



contribute, cooperate, and participate in creating an environment in which all employee/students are accepted and are provided the opportunity to achieve at the highest levels in all areas of development;



maintain a safe and healthy environment, free from harassment, intimidation, bullying, substance abuse, and/or violence, and free from bias and discrimination;



create a culture of caring through understanding and support;



immediately intervene in any code of conduct violation, that has a negative impact on students, in a manner that preserves confidentiality and the dignity of each person;



demonstrate responsible citizenship by maintaining a high standard of conduct, self-control, and moral/ethical behavior;



comply with all Federal, West Virginia and Lincoln County laws, policies, regulations and procedures.

The West Virginia Department of Education shall provide for the distribution of the Employee Code of Conduct to all West Virginia school employees and provide professional development for County Superintendents and principals on the Employee Code of Conduct.

The Lincoln County Board of Education shall provide professional staff development for all employees on the Employee Code of Conduct.

WV State Board of Education Policy 5902