EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICY STATEMENT

The Washington County School District provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religious beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, genetic information, pregnancy, disability, or veteran status. Washington County School District complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the district has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfers, leave of absence, compensation, and training.

REPORTING PROFESSIONAL MISCONDUCT, Policy 6.29*

Mandatory Reporting of Misconduct.  It is the duty of all employees to report to the Superintendent alleged misconduct by any School Board employee that affects the health, safety or welfare of a student. Failure of an employee to report such misconduct shall result in disciplinary action. If someone reports misconduct to you, be a Leader:  Listen, Evaluate, Act Immediately, Document, Encourage and Report.  Please read Policy 6.29 for additional information.

To report professional misconduct:

Pat Collins
Director of Administrative Services
pat.collins@wcsdschools.com
850-638-6222

COMPLAINTS AGAINST EMPLOYEES, Policy and Procedure 6.36*+

Any complaint involving serious charges against an employee of the School Board shall be referred to the Superintendent and shall be investigated by him/her.
 
It is the duty of all employees to report to the Superintendent any misconduct by any School Board employee that affects the health, safety or welfare of a student in accordance with School Board Policy. 
 
Any formal complaint against an employee which involves serious charges shall be in writing and shall bear the signature of the person making the complaint.  Read School Board Policy 6.36*+ and Procedure for further information.

REPORTING CHILD ABUSE, Policy 2.80

Requirements for Reporting Child Abuse, Abandonment or Neglect:
 
All employees of the District have the responsibility to report all actual and suspected cases of child abuse, abandonment or neglect; have immunity from liability if they report such cases in good faith; and the responsibility to comply with child protective investigations and all other provisions of law related to child abuse, abandonment or neglect. Please see School Board Policy 2.80 for additional information.

GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES, Policy 6.35*

Whenever an employee feels that he/she has a complaint, every effort is to be made to arrive at a satisfactory resolution of the problem on an informal basis.  When this cannot be done, employees not covered by a collective bargaining complaint procedure or alleging discrimination or harassment, can resort to the more formal procedures as provided by policy.  See School Board Policy 6.35* for additional information regarding grievance procedures.