Rights and Responsibilities

Ethical Issues in Education

Ethics of the Community

Roles and Responsibilities of Teachers

  • Provide a fair and balanced education for all students.
  • Avoid any form of favoritism, bribery, or other unethical character-related decisions.
  • Communicate with parents and other community members when concerns arise.
  • Follow all written rules within teacher handbook.
  • Follow all implied rules within the society's expectations of appropriate and moral behavior.
  • Follow published code to commit to the student and profession (NEA).
  • In the event that there is a problem or concern, teachers are afforded due process before dismissal (FindLaw).

Roles and Responsibilities of Parents

  • Provide a safe, stable, and consistent home life for their child.
  • Commit to their child's education.
  • Communicate with teachers and other community members when they perceive a problem or concern.
  • Establish rules and regulations for their child to support their responsible maturation.
  • Support board-established rules and guidelines.
  • Set an appropriate moral example for their child.
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Roles and Responsibilities of Students

  • Commit to their own education.
  • Restrain behavior to be within the written handbook rules.
  • Respect their peers.
  • Communicate with parents and teachers to advocate for their own needs.

Roles and Responsibilities of All Parties

  • Follow the board-imposed rules and student-teacher handbook expectations.
  • Commit to the student's education and general well-being.
  • Act respectfully and professionally towards all involved parties.
  • Provide the highest quality care and education possible.

Ethics is a branch of moral philosophy. Among others, it involves defending and recommending concepts of right and wrong conduct" (Futterman).

Improving Communication

  • Continue use of district enabled communication procedures, including but not limited to the community-wide auto dialer, emailed newsletters, and mailers.
  • Commit to a bi-weekly contact schedule between parents, students, and teachers.
  • Encourage students to carry a planner that will be signed daily.
  • Encourage teachers to send home a bi-quarterly newsletter that will be signed by parents.


Beyond the Classroom: The importance of ethics in education. (n.d.). Retrieved February 10, 2016, from http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/community-voices/article17030966.html

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NEA. (1975). Code of Ethics. Retrieved February 10, 2016, from http://www.nea.org/home/30442.htm

Teachers' Rights: Tenure and Dismissal - FindLaw. (n.d.). Retrieved February 10, 2016, from http://education.findlaw.com/teachers-rights/ teachers-rights-tenure-and-dismissal.html