(Duties of Teachers; Failure to Comply
is Unprofessional Conduct; Penalty)
Every teacher shall:
A. Make student learning the primary focus of the teacher's professional time.
B. Hold students to strict account for disorderly conduct.
C. Exercise supervision over students on the playgrounds and during recess if assigned to such duty.
D. Take and maintain daily classroom attendance.
E. Make the decision to promote or retain a student in grade in a common school or to pass or fail a student in a course in high school. Such decisions may be overturned only as provided in A.R.S. 15-342.
F. Comply with all rules, regulations, and policies of the Governing Board that relate to the duties as prescribed.
A teacher shall not use sectarian or denominational books or teach any sectarian doctrines or conduct religious exercises.
A teacher who instructs a course offered under Policy IHAL, Teaching About Religion, in its appropriate historical context and in good faith shall be immune from civil liability and disciplinary action pursuant to section A.R.S. 15-535.
A teacher who fails to comply with the above is guilty of unprofessional conduct and may be subject to disciplinary action by the Governing Board and by the State Board of Education.
A teacher who is arrested for or charged with any nonappealable offense listed in section 41-1758.03, subsection B and who does not immediately report the arrest or charge to the teacher's supervisor is guilty of unprofessional conduct and shall be immediately dismissed from employment with the School District.
Adopted: date of Manual adoption
GBEB - Staff Conduct
GCO - Evaluation of Professional Staff Members