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 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

Etoile ISD



DATE ISSUED: 7/6/2018