2.A.70 Staff Partic. in Community Activities

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Administrative Procedure: Staff Participation in Community Activities

 

 

EFFECTIVE DATE:

November 9, 2005

 

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ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE CODE:

2.A.70

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Community:
In order to become better acquainted with the community’s expectation of the school system, staff members are encouraged to participate in community activities.
The Board recognizes the importance of staff involvement in community organizations and events.  However, the commitment to the education and welfare of children cannot be compromised.  Where and when suitable arrangements can be made with the principal and/or supervisor, staff will be allowed to participate in volunteer community service.  When staff members participate in community events or organizations during the school day the Board expects to be compensated for all costs.   Leave of this nature is not to exceed beyond five (5) days. Leaves of more than two consecutive days must have the prior approval of the Superintendent.

 

Political

The Public Schools Act guarantees the rights of employees to seek nomination or to be a candidate for public office, or support a candidate or political party in a municipal, provincial or federal general election or by-election, and, if elected, to serve in that office.  The legislation makes provision for appropriate leave of absence.

Staff and Political Influences

The Board expects each staff member to be politically non-partisan in the classroom and at other school activities.