Educator Ethics

Public Servants

Electronic Communication Policy

  1. Include provisions designed to prevent improper electronic communications between a school employee and a student;
  2. Allow a school employee to elect to not disclose to students the employee's personal telephone number or email address; and
  3. Include provisions instructing a school employee about the proper method for notifying appropriate local administrators about an incident in which a student engages in improper communications with the school employee.

Public Information on Private Device

  1. Forward or transfer the public information to the district or a district server to be preserved as provided by Government Code 552.004(a); or
  2. Preserve the public information in its original form in a backup or archive and on the privately owned device for the time described under 552.004(a).

Loss of Retirement Annuity for Conviction of Certain Felonies

  1. Section 21.02 (continuous sexual abuse of young child or disabled individual);
  2. Section 21.12 (improper relationship between educator and student); or
  3. Section 22.011 (sexual assault) or Section 22.021 (aggravated sexual assault).

Transportation or Storage of Firearm in School Parking Area

Tobacco and E‑Cigarettes


Drug and Alcohol Abuse Program

Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act

  1. Publishing a statement notifying employees that the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance is prohibited in the district's workplace and specifying the actions that will be taken against employees for violations of the prohibition;
  2. Establishing a drug-free awareness program to inform employees about:
    1. The dangers of drug abuse in the workplace;
    2. The district's policy of maintaining a drug-free workplace;
    3. Available drug counseling, rehabilitation, and employee assistance programs; and
    4. The penalties that may be imposed on employees for drug abuse violations;
  3. Making it a requirement that each employee to be engaged in the performance of the grant be given a copy of the required statement;
  4. Notifying the employee in the required statement that as a condition of employment in the grant the employee will:
    1. Abide by the terms of the statement; and
    2. Notify the district of any criminal drug statute conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace no later than 5 days after the conviction;
  5. Notifying the granting agency within 10 days after receiving notice from an employee or otherwise receiving actual notice of a conviction;
  6. Imposing a sanction on, or requiring the satisfactory participation in a drug abuse assistance or rehabilitation program by, any employee who is convicted, as required by 41 U.S.C. section 8104; and
  7. Making a good faith effort to continue to maintain a drug-free workplace through implementation of the above requirements.

Dietary Supplements

  1. Knowingly sell, market, or distribute a dietary supplement that contains performance-enhancing compounds to a primary or secondary education student with whom the employee has contact as part of the employee's duties; or
  2. Knowingly endorse or suggest the ingestion, intranasal application, or inhalation of a dietary supplement that contains performance-enhancing compounds by a primary or secondary student with whom the employee has contact as part of the employee's duties.

Low-THC Cannabis

Melissa ISD



DATE ISSUED: 11/3/2021