Code of ethics

code of ethics

(Adapted from the Code of Ethics of the Education Profession in Florida and Principles of Professional Conduct for the Education Profession in Florida)

 

  1. Providence Christian School values the worth and dignity of every person, as presented in Scripture, the pursuit of truth, devotion to excellence, acquisition of knowledge, and the nurture of democratic citizenship. Essential to the achievement of these standards are the freedom to learn and to teach and the guarantee of equal opportunity for all.
  2. Our primary concern is the student and the development of the student’s spiritual, emotional, and academic potential. Instructional personnel will therefore strive for professional growth and will seek to exercise the best biblical and professional judgment and integrity.
  3. With the utmost concern for the students meeting admission requirements, our instructional personnel:
    1. Shall make reasonable effort to protect all students meeting admission requirements from conditions harmful to learning and/or to the student’s spiritual development and mental and/or physical health and/or safety.
    2. Shall not unreasonably restrain any student meeting admission requirements from independent action in pursuit of learning.
    3. Shall not unreasonably deny a student meeting admission requirements access to diverse points of view.
    4. Shall not intentionally suppress or distort subject matter relevant to a student’s academic program.
    5. Shall not intentionally expose a student to unnecessary embarrassment or disparagement.
    6. Shall not intentionally violate or deny a student’s legal rights.
    7. Shall not harass or discriminate against any student meeting the admission requirements on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, handicapping condition, sexual orientation, or social and family background and shall make reasonable effort to assure that each student is protected from harassment or discrimination.
    8. Shall not exploit a relationship with a student for personal gain or advantage.
    9. Shall keep in confidence personally identifiable information obtained in the course of professional service, unless disclosure serves professional purposes or is required by law.
  4. Aware of the importance of maintaining the respect and confidence of colleagues, of students meeting academic requirements, of parents, and of the community, employees of our school must display the highest degree of ethical conduct. This commitment requires that our employees:
    1. Shall maintain honesty in all professional dealings.
    2. Shall not on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, handicapping condition if otherwise qualified, or social and family background deny to a colleague professional benefits or advantages or participation in any professional organization.
    3. Shall not interfere with a colleague’s exercise of political or civil rights and responsibilities.
    4. Shall not engage in harassment or discriminatory conduct which unreasonably interferes with an individual’s performance of professional or work responsibilities or with the orderly processes of education or which creates a hostile, intimidating, abusive, offensive, or oppressive environment; and, further, shall make reasonable effort to assure that each individual is protected from such harassment or discrimination.
    5. Shall not make malicious or intentionally false statements about a colleague.