524P - Duties and Responsibilities

Teachers 

Teachers have a lasting influence upon the lives of our students, and teachers are obligated to set a standard of professional conduct that will promote respect from students. Teachers' relationships with students, demand of respect, correct use of grammar and expressions, dress, and moral habit will aid in promoting better student-teacher relationships. It is, therefore, important that teachers subscribe to a code of ethics reflecting the highest degree of professional and moral standards. 

Teachers are responsible for stimulating maximum learning by their pupils by providing a good environment and by guiding sound curriculum experiences and activities in the classroom, school, and community. 

The primary duties of teachers are as follows: 
  1. Teachers shall be under the supervision of the principal of their schools and shall fulfill the requirements as set forth in these policies and regulations. They shall subscribe to the practices and rules of the school so that the principal-teacher relationships may be of the highest order and the efficiency of the school may be enhanced.

  2. Teachers shall be responsible for the order and progress of their classes under the authority, direction, and supervision of the principal.

  3. Teachers are required to attend meetings called by the administrative staff.

  4. Teachers may be given reasonable special assignments by the principal.

  5. Teachers shall be held responsible for the neatness of their rooms and the proper care of all furniture and supplies. All damage or loss shall be reported promptly to the principal.

Legal Reference(s):
Code of Virginia, Section(s) 22.1-293


Adopted: February 6, 1990
Amended: June 19, 2007