The Board of Trustees of Uinta County School District Number One expects the relationship between educators and students to be one of cooperation, understanding and mutual respect. The educator has a responsibility to provide an atmosphere conducive to learning and to motivate each student to perform to his/her fullest capacity. As educators, our role is to generate involvement and help students develop a sense of identity and belonging within the schools. Schools are for students. Good student/teacher relationships are the core of good teaching; without them, there is generally little learning. Staff members are expected to take the time necessary to relate to students.
Taking a sincere professional interest in an individual student is commendable, provided partiality and the appearance of partiality is avoided. The teacher who inspires, guides and helps can have a lasting influence on a student throughout his/her life. However, such teacher/student relationships must not become excessively informal and "pal-like." Excessive personal involvement is not compatible with professional ethics and shall not be condoned; dating between student and teachers is prohibited.
Teachers of this District shall insist on proper respect from students under their jurisdictions; likewise, they should earn their respect by maintaining a proper attitude. Students shall address teachers properly during school time.
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