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302.30 Administrator Code of Ethics

Administrators, as part of the educational leadership in the school district community, represent the district. Therefore, administrators will conduct themselves professionally and in a manner fitting their position.

Each administrator shall follow the code of ethics outlined herein. Failure to act in accordance with this code of ethics and/or in manner the board judges  professional shall be grounds for discipline up to, and including, discharge.

The professional school administrator:

  • Makes the education and well-being of students the fundamental value of all decision making.
  • Fulfills all professional duties with honesty and integrity and always acts in a trustworthy and responsible manner.
  • Supports the principle of due process and protects the civil and human rights of all individuals.
  • Implements local, state and national laws.
  • Advises the board and implements board policies and administrative rules and regulations.
  • Pursues appropriate measures to correct those laws, policies, and regulations that are not consistent with sound educational goals or that are not in the best interest of children.
  • Avoids using his/her position for personal gain through political, social, religious, economic, and/or other influences.
  • Accepts academic degrees and/or professional certification only from accredited institutions.
  • Maintains the standards and seeks to improve the effectiveness of the profession through research and continuing professional development.
  • Honors all contracts until fulfillment, release or dissolution mutually agreed upon by all parties.
  • Accepts responsibility and accountability for one’s own actions and behaviors.
  • Commits to serving others above self.

Legal Reference:
Iowa Code § 279.8 (2011)
281 I.A.C. 13.; 25

Cross Reference:
303.20 Administrative Staff Evaluation

May 21, 2012

March 20, 2017
December 16, 2021

January 18, 2022