Emery County School District
Policy: GBEBB-Staff Student Relations
Date Adopted: 17 August 1988
Current Review / Revision: 7 January 1998
The Emery County School District Board recognizes that the relationship between the teacher and the student should be one of cooperation, understanding, and mutual respect. The teacher has a responsibility to provide an atmosphere conducive to learning, and to motivate each student to perform to his/her capacity.
Although it is desired that teachers have a sincere interest in students as individuals, partiality must be avoided and teacher-pupil friendship must be on a teacher-pupil basis. Excessive informal and social involvement with individual students and "pal-like" relationships give rise to charges of partiality and excessive personal involvement. Such friendships are not compatible with professional ethics.
Teachers are expected to exercise good inter-personal relationships with the students; to accept each as an individual, and to extend a feeling of friendship to all.
The teacher will strive to secure individual and group discipline, and should be treated with respect by the students. Teachers should extend to students the same respect and courtesy which they, as staff members, have a right to demand.