Bentonville School District's Proposed Conduct Policy Criticized

Posted: June 17, 2014 at 1:30 a.m.

BENTONVILLE -- The School Board on Monday continued discussing a proposed conduct policy for certified personnel and agreed to revisit the policy at a meeting next week, despite one board member's objection.

At A Glance

Conduct Policy

Here is the revised draft of the proposed conduct policy for Bentonville School District certified employees:

Certified Personnel shall conduct themselves, both in their employment and in the community, in a manner that will: (1) reflect credit upon themselves and the District; and, (2) demonstrate that they are of good moral character and worthy to instruct and supervise the students of this District. This standard includes, but is not limited to: (1) abiding by the Rules Governing the Code of Ethics for Arkansas Educators published by the Arkansas Department of Education; (2) complying with all federal, state and local laws; (3) avoiding conduct that substantially, negatively impacts the employee’s or District’s reputation; and (4) avoiding conduct that interferes with the employee’s ability to effectively perform his or her job. Any actual or suspected violation of this Policy shall be reviewed under the provisions of Policy P.2.3.6, governing Termination, Suspension and/or Non-Renewal of Certified Personnel.

Source: Bentonville School District

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