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 e-mail 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.

Ineligible for Retirement Annuity

  1. Section 21.02 (continuous sexual abuse of young child or children);
  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 of the requirements of the federal Drug-Free Workplace Act (DFWA) and requiring that each employee be given a copy of the statement;
  2. Establishing a drug-free awareness program for employees pursuant to the DFWA;
  3. Notifying the granting agency within ten days after receiving notice that an employee has been convicted under a criminal drug statute;
  4. Imposing a sanction on an employee who is convicted of such a violation, or requiring the employee's satisfactory participation in a drug abuse or rehabilitation program; and
  5. Making a good faith effort to continue to maintain a drug-free workplace.

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

Van Alstyne ISD



DATE ISSUED: 10/13/2017