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Georgetown middle school

Where the best get better

  

"The mission of georgetown middle school is to provide students with opportunites to become successful and responsible in an ever-changing society.  Our goal is to meet the educational needs of our students in a positive environment, while preparing them socially and academically for success in high school."

  

Teacher handbook

2017-2018

Title 1 School

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Administrative Assignments............................................................................................3

Absences/Attendance........................................................................................................4

Bell Schedule.................................................................................................................5

Explanation of Duties.........................................................................................................6

Morning and Afternoon Duty Roster..................................................................................7

6th Grade Lunch...........................................................................................................8

7th Grade Lunch...........................................................................................................9

8th Grade Lunch.........................................................................................................10

PLT Schedule ................................................................................................................11

Cell Phones & GMS Policies...............................................................................................12

Safety Drills.............................................................................................................16

      Emergency Quick Reference Guide.............................................................................17

      Crisis Management Plan..........................................................................................18

Searches by Canines..........................................................................................20

Discipline Guide........................................................................................................21

Bookkeeping/Accounts................................................................................................23

GCSD Policies

     Sexual Harassment..................................................................................................26

     Staff Conduct........................................................................................................29

     Staff Conduct with Students.......................................................................................31

     Employee Suspension and Dismissal............................................................................32

     Field Trips...........................................................................................................35

     Acceptable Use (Computers/Internet)...........................................................................36

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSIGNMENTS

 

 

 

Courtney Wilson: AP - Ext. 2800

Kristi Kibler: AP - Ext. 2700

Testing Coordinator

Acting principal in absence of principal

504 Coordinator

Title I Coordinator

Transportation & Bus Discipline

Special Education Liaison

7th & 8th Grade Discipline

6th & 8th Grade Discipline

PLT Meetings

PLT Meetings

Award Ceremonies/Celebrations

Award Ceremonies/Celebrations

AM & PM Bus Supervision

AM Auditorium Supervision

School Safety & Procedures

PM Dismissal (Car, Walker, GHS)

Staff Evaluations

Staff Evaluations

Teacher Observations &

Instructional Conferences

Teacher Observations &

Instructional Conferences

Student Learning Objectives

Student Learning Objectives

Lunch Supervision

Lunch Supervision

Locks & Lockers

ESOL

Bulldog Time

Student & Teacher Handbooks

GMS Webpage

Teacher Webpages

 

Lesson Plans

Long Range Plans &

Goals Based Evaluations

Long Range Plans &

Goals Based Evaluations

Mentor/ Buddy Teachers

Clubs & Organizations

Athletic Events

Athletic Events

Maintenance Staff Supervision

Maintenance Staff Supervision

AM/PM Duty Rosters

Tardy Students

Lunch Duty Rosters

Lunch Detentions

Administrator for PBIS &

Capturing Kids' Hearts

Substitute Teachers &

Kelly Services Contact

ADEPT/Induction

ADEPT/Induction

Teacher & Support

Staff of the Month

Teacher & Support

Staff of the Year

SIC/PTO

RBHS230

PAWS

Home-based/ Homebound

Other duties as assigned

Other duties as assigned

 

 

GUIDANCE

Rachel Bourne: 6th & 8th Grade Counselor - ext. 2013

Jessica Burns: 7th & 8th Grade Counselor - ext. 2012

Shamekia Brown: Career Guidance Counselor - ext. 2010

 

CURRICULUM

Ashton Goretzke: Curriculum Coach - ext. 2602

ABSENCES / ATTENDANCE

 

All employees of Georgetown High School are expected to report to work daily and punctually. The normal hours for faculty members when students are in attendance are 7:20 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. If a teacher has a duty assignment, it is important to report to the duty post by 7:20 A.M.

 

In order to give lead-time in securing a substitute and to avoid interruption of instruction or services, employees must notify the Principal and the AP in charge of teacher absences as far in advance as possible.  Attendance at approved workshops, conferences, etc. requires at least a one-day notification before the staff member is to be absent from school.

 

In the event of an absence, employees must use the following procedure:

Teachers must enter their absence in the AESOP system via Kelly Educational Staffing by logging in online or by calling the KES call center. Additionally, teachers must notify Ms. Kibler of the absence by text message or phone call at 843.359.1309. Teachers should let Ms. Kibler know that their absence has already been created in the AESOP system.

 

Substitutes:

Teachers are expected to provide lesson plans, class rosters, and daily routines for their substitute before the start of the school day (7:30 AM) in which he/she is absent.

 

SICK LEAVE:

Sick Leave                          Refer to School Board Policy Manual

Maternity Leave                               Refer to School Board Policy Manual

Professional Leave           Refer to School Board Policy Manual

 

PERSONAL LEAVE:

Three (3) days of sick leave may be used for personal leave each year.  Each teacher wanting to use a personal day must make the request in writing to the Principal.

Personal Leave Procedures:

  • 1. All personal leave requests must be e-mailed five (5) days in advance of the leave.
  • 2. Approval/Disapproval will be given the next day.

 

ATTENDANCE AT SPECIAL MEETINGS:

All teachers must attend special meetings such as Open House, Report Card Pick-Up sessions, or any other designated meeting required by the principal. The hours obtained at these functions will count towards the time used on Flex Days. Failure to attend may result in time being docked for absences. The principal must be notified at least twenty four (24) hours in advance if a teacher will not be in attendance. Emergencies will be considered by the principal.

 

ACCIDENTS

If a student becomes injured while under a teacher's charge, the teacher must immediately notify the school nurse. An accident report must be completed. The accident report must include details of the accident and actions taken by the teacher. All accidents on school property or during a school sponsored activity must be reported to the principal on the day of the accident.

 

Employees who are injured on the job must notify an administrator immediately. An accident report and a worker's compensation form must also be completed. These forms can be secured from the school nurse or the senior secretary in the absence of the nurse.

 

LESSON PLANS

Lesson plans are to be completed and due in the respective G Drive folder NO LATER THAN 9:00 AM every Monday. All lesson plans must contain standards, objectives, procedures, and assessments.The objective(s) for the lesson must be clearly visible to students. Objectives may be written on the board, flip chat, etc..

 

GMS BELL SCHEDULE

 

 

 

6TH GRADE

 

HOMEROOM 7:50-8:10

1ST Block 8:10-9:40

1ST Period 8:10-8:45

2ND Period 8:45-9:40

 

2ND Block 9:45-11:15

3RD period 9:45-10:30

4TH period 10:30-11:15

 

LOCKERS 11:15-11:25

Girls @ 11:15

Boys @ 11:20

 

3RD Block 11:25-1:40

5TH period 11:25-12:10

LUNCH 12:15-12:45

6TH period 12:50-1:40

 

LOCKERS 1:40-1:50

Girls @ 1:40

Boys @ 1:45

And report to Exploratory

 

EXPLORATORY 1:50-2:50

 

DISMISSAL 2:50-3:05

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7TH GRADE

 

 

HOMEROOM 7:50-8:10

 

1ST Block 8:15-9:10

 

2ND Block 9:15-10:10

 

LOCKERS 10:10-10:20

Girls @ 10:10

Boys @ 10:15

 

3RD Block 10:20 - 11:50

LUNCH 10:30-11:00

 

4TH Block 11:55-12:50

 

5TH Block 12:55-1:50

 

6TH Block 1:55-2:50

 

DISMISSAL 2:50-3:05

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLANNING:

1ST - Science

2ND - Social Studies

3RD - Math

4TH - ELA & IBA

5TH - Exploratory

6TH - Sixth Grade

 

 

 

8TH GRADE

 

 

HOMEROOM 7:50-8:10

 

1ST Block 8:15-9:10

 

2ND Block 9:15-10:10

 

LOCKERS 10:10-10:20

Girls @ 10:10

Boys @ 10:15

 

3RD Block 10:20 - 11:50

LUNCH 11:15-11:45

 

4TH Block 11:55-12:50

 

5TH Block 12:55-1:50

 

6TH Block 1:55-2:50

 

DISMISSAL 2:50-3:05

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Duties of Teachers (Outside the Classroom)

 

The supervision of students before school, during lunches, and after school is extremely important. Teachers must be at their assigned duty posts on time.   In the event of an absence, it is the teacher's responsibility to arrange for duty coverage. (If you are unsure of what your duty post entails, please ask.)

 

Teachers are responsible for being at their classroom doors, in the hallways, from 7:35-7:50 AM, during ALL class changes, and from 2:50-3:05 PM.

 

 

Lunch Duty Descriptions

 

Please read the description of the lunch duty post to which you are assigned. Lunch duty lasts throughout the entire lunch period.

 

On indoor lunch days, EACH teacher will walk their class to the cafeteria. Teachers assigned to duty that given week will remain in the cafeteria to monitor students. Once students have their food and sit down at their assigned table, they should not get up again for any reason until their teacher comes to put them in line.

 

Cafeteria Entrance - Administration will be at the lunch door to send classes into the cafeteria.

 

Cafeteria - Monitor students in the cafeteria. Once the cafeteria is clear of students move to the playground.

 

Cafeteria Lobby/Restrooms - Navigate back and forth between the lobby and the restrooms. Do not allow students to "hang out" in or near the restrooms. Students may NOT walk past the restroom in either direction, unless they have a hall pass. This is the only restroom students may use during lunch.

 

Patio/Exit Door - Assist with dismissal from the cafeteria, monitoring students on the patio as they walk to the playground. Once students have cleared the cafeteria and patio move to the playground.

 

Corner/7th grade hallway exit - Navigate back and forth from the cafeteria patio to the 7th grade outside area.  Make students walk to the playground and do not let them jump over the patio wall.  Once most of the students reach the playground, monitor students from the area outside the 7th grade hallway exit.

 

Playground/Basketball Courts - Monitor student behavior. These areas can't be properly supervised while sitting down.  Please be alert, walking around the playground. If a fight is going to happen, this is most likely the place.

 

Field/Kiwi Shade - Monitor student behavior. These areas can't be properly supervised while sitting down.  Please be alert, walking around the playground.  If a fight is going to happen, this is most likely the place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Morning Duty (7:25 A.M. - 7:40 A.M.)

Team A

Team B

Cafeteria

Nesbit, Kathrien, Runion

Cafeteria

Eaddy, Myers, Soto

Bus Area/ Gym Lobby

Winchester

Bus Area/ Gym Lobby

Michael

Gym

Lackey, Scott

Gym

C. Dawson, Reid

Auditorium

Blanton

Auditorium

Blanton

Auditorium RR

Stith

Auditorium RR

Sims

6th & 7th Grade drop-off

Carter

6th & 7th Grade drop-off

Hall

8th Grade drop-off

J. Greene

8th Grade drop-off

Johnson

6th Grade Intersection

Wharton

6th Grade Intersection

Bessellieu

7th & 8th Grade RR

Rowell

7th & 8th Grade RR

Langford

Traffic/Crosswalk

Reavis

Traffic/Crosswalk

Barron

 

 

Afternoon Duty (2:50 P.M. - 3:05 P.M.)

Team A

Team B

6th Grade Pickup Loop

Casselman, R. Dawson, Mallick

6th Grade Pickup Loop

Pierce, Prosser, Glaze

7th Grade Exit (Auditorium)

Meyer

7th Grade Exit (Auditorium)

Atkin

Student Crossing/ Traffic

Leicht

Student Crossing/ Traffic

Bonser

7th & 8th Grade Pickup

MacMillan, Avery

7th & 8th Grade Pickup

Blankenship, Derise

7th & 8th Grade Traffic

Duggan

7th & 8th Grade Traffic

Oliver

Career Center Parking Lot

Calcagno

Career Center Parking Lot

Ashton Goretzke

7th & 8th Grade Intersection

Hucks

7th & 8th Grade Intersection

Katawczik

M.C. Hallway

Lewis

M.C. Hallway

Lewis

Bus Pull-up/ Lobby

Weisner

Bus Pull-up/ Lobby

Weisner

Sp. Ed. Busses

Bruce, Eliason, Greif

Sp. Ed. Busses

Bruce, Eliason, Greif

 

 

 

Duty Schedule

Team A

Team B

August 22 - 25: Everyone on Duty

August 28 - September 1

September 4 - 8

September 11 - 15

September 18 - 22

September 25 - 29

October 2 - 6

October 9 - 13

October 16 - 20

October 23 - 27

October 30 - November 3

November 6 - 10

November 13 - 17

November 20 - 24

November 27 - December 1

December 4 - 8

December 11 - 15

January 1 - 5

January 8 - 12

January 15 - 19

January 22 - 26

January 29 - February 2

February 5 - 9

February 12 - 16

February 19 - 23

February 26 - March 2

March 5 - 9

March 12 - 16

March 19 - 23

March 26 - 30

April 9 - 13

April 16 - 20

April 23 - 27

April 30 - May 4

May 7 - 11

May 14 - 18

May 21 - 25

May 28 - June 1

June 4 - 8: Everyone on Duty

HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sixth Grade Lunch Schedule

Lunch 12:15 - 12:45

Team A

Team B

Lead Duty/Radio

Reid

Lead Duty/Radio

Eaddy

Cafeteria

Carter

Cafeteria

Prosser

Patio/ Exit Door

Wharton

Patio/ Exit Door

Hall

Cafeteria Lobby

Scott

Cafeteria Lobby

Glaze

Basketball Courts

Nesbit

Basketball Courts

Johnson

Kiwi Shade

Mallick

Kiwi Shade

R. Dawson

Lunch Detention

Lunch Detention

 

 

Duty Schedule

 

Team A

Team B

August 22 - 25: Everyone on Duty

August 28 - September 1

September 4 - 8

September 11 - 15

September 18 - 22

September 25 - 29

October 2 - 6

October 9 - 13

October 16 - 20

October 23 - 27

October 30 - November 3

November 6 - 10

November 13 - 17

November 20 - 24

November 27 - December 1

December 4 - 8

December 11 - 15

January 1 - 5

January 8 - 12

January 15 - 19

January 22 - 26

January 29 - February 2

February 5 - 9

February 12 - 16

February 19 - 23

February 26 - March 2

March 5 - 9

March 12 - 16

March 19 - 23

March 26 - 30

April 9 - 13

April 16 - 20

April 23 - 27

April 30 - May 4

May 7 - 11

May 14 - 18

May 21 - 25

May 28 - June 1

June 4 - 8: Everyone on Duty

HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7th Grade Lunch Schedule

Lunch 10:30 - 11:00

 

Team A

Team B

Lead Duty/Radio

Barron

Lead Duty/Radio

Stith

Cafeteria

Langford

Cafeteria

Meyer

Patio/ Exit Door

C. Dawson

Patio/ Exit Door

Derise

Cafeteria Lobby

Soto

Cafeteria Lobby

Runion

Corner/7th grade hall exit

Blankenship

Corner/7th grade hall exit

Hucks

Basketball Courts

Reavis

Basketball Courts

Leicht

Kiwi Shade

Oliver

Kiwi Shade

Avery

Lunch Detention

Bessellieu

Lunch Detention

Rowell

 

 

Duty Schedule

 

Team A

Team B

August 22 - 25: Everyone on Duty

August 28 - September 1

September 4 - 8

September 11 - 15

September 18 - 22

September 25 - 29

October 2 - 6

October 9 - 13

October 16 - 20

October 23 - 27

October 30 - November 3

November 6 - 10

November 13 - 17

November 20 - 24

November 27 - December 1

December 4 - 8

December 11 - 15

January 1 - 5

January 8 - 12

January 15 - 19

January 22 - 26

January 29 - February 2

February 5 - 9

February 12 - 16

February 19 - 23

February 26 - March 2

March 5 - 9

March 12 - 16

March 19 - 23

March 26 - 30

April 9 - 13

April 16 - 20

April 23 - 27

April 30 - May 4

May 7 - 11

May 14 - 18

May 21 - 25

May 28 - June 1

June 4 - 8: Everyone on Duty

HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Team A

Team B

Lead Duty/Radio

Duggan

Lead Duty/Radio

Myers

Cafeteria

Atkin

Cafeteria

MacMillan

Patio/ Exit Door

 

Patio/ Exit Door

Pierce

Cafeteria Lobby

Lackey

Cafeteria Lobby

Casselman

Corner/7th grade hall exit

Sims

Corner/7th grade hall exit

Winchester

Basketball Courts

J. Greene

Basketball Courts

Bonser

Kiwi Shade

Michael

Kiwi Shade

Kathrien

Lunch Detention

T. Reed

Lunch Detention

T. Reed

 

8th Grade Lunch Schedule

 

Lunch 11:15 - 11:45

 

 

 

Duty Schedule

 

Team A

Team B

August 22 - 25: Everyone on Duty

August 28 - September 1

September 4 - 8

September 11 - 15

September 18 - 22

September 25 - 29

October 2 - 6

October 9 - 13

October 16 - 20

October 23 - 27

October 30 - November 3

November 6 - 10

November 13 - 17

November 20 - 24

November 27 - December 1

December 4 - 8

December 11 - 15

January 1 - 5

January 8 - 12

January 15 - 19

January 22 - 26

January 29 - February 2

February 5 - 9

February 12 - 16

February 19 - 23

February 26 - March 2

March 5 - 9

March 12 - 16

March 19 - 23

March 26 - 30

April 9 - 13

April 16 - 20

April 23 - 27

April 30 - May 4

May 7 - 11

May 14 - 18

May 21 - 25

May 28 - June 1

June 4 - 8: Everyone on Duty

HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GMS Weekly PLT Meeting Times

Day

Grade Level/Subject Area

Time

Tuesday

 

7th & 8th Grade Math

Rowell

10:25 - 11:15

11:00 - 11:45

(times vary based on lunch duty schedule)

Exploratory

1:00 - 1:45

6th Grade Math

1:55 - 2:40

 

 

 

7th & 8th Grade Science

8:20 - 9:05

7th & 8th Grade Social Studies

9:20 - 10:05

Wednesday

6th Grade Social Studies

1:50 - 2:15

6th Grade Science

2:15 - 2:40

 

 

 

Thursday

7th & 8th Grade ELA

Michael, Winchester, Reed

12:00 - 12:45

6th Grade ELA

1:55 - 2:40

 

 

 

Middle School District PLT Dates

Middle School

October 10

January 30

March 13

 

 

All District PLTs will meet at the district office from 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm.

 

 

CELL PHONES and ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Teachers:

If a teacher chooses to have a cell phone on campus, the phone must be kept out of view of students and turned off during instructional time to avoid class distraction. Teachers should never use their cell phone to talk or text during instructional time.  Additionally, GMS and/or GCSD are/is not responsible for lost or damaged cell phones or tablets brought to school by an employee.

 

Students:

The use of cell phones and electronic devices are NOT permitted during the school day and are to be kept in lockers at all times. The consequences for violation of this policy fall under the level 2 consequences category of disruptive conduct as listed above.

 

  • Repeated Offenses of this policy will result in suspension from school.

 

The District, as well as the school, "assumes no liability for any loss of or damage to any electronic communications device." If used improperly, these devices will be confiscated and given to the assistant principal.  The school is not responsible for damage, loss, or theft of the devices.  Students bringing these devices to school run the risk of having these items stolen.  The administration at GMS will not make it a priority to investigate thefts of devices.  Confiscated electronic devices will be given back to the parent of the child who was in possession of the electronic device at the time the device was confiscated.

 

 

EMPLOYEE REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT AND SUSPECTED CRIMINAL ACTIVITY DISTRICT POLICY JG

 

State law requires that certain individuals, including nurses, mental health professionals, school teachers, counselors, principals, assistant principals, and social workers, who in their professional capacity have received information which gives them reason to believe that a child's physical or mental health or welfare has been or may be adversely affected by abuse or neglect, must report the suspected abuse or neglect to the appropriate authorities. The required report may be made orally by telephone or otherwise to the county department of social services or to a law enforcement agency in the county where the child resides or is found.  All other District employees who have reason to believe that a child's physical or mental health or welfare has been or may be adversely affected by abuse or neglect may report, and are encouraged to report, the suspected abuse or neglect as provided above.

 

 

State law also requires that school administrators must contact law enforcement authorities immediately upon notice that a person is engaging or has engaged in activities on school property or at a school sanctioned or sponsored activity which may result or results in injury or serious threat of injury to the person or to another person or his property. All other District employees who are on notice that a person is engaging or has engaged in activities described above must report the activities to an administrator or supervisor, who will then contact law enforcement authorities, as provided above.

 

CLASS INTERRUPTIONS

Class interruptions must be limited to emergencies and administrative duties only. The teaching and learning process must not be disrupted.

 

CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

Each teacher is expected to maintain a classroom environment that is safe, orderly, and conducive to learning. Classroom rules and consequences must be posted in plain view of all students. Before a discipline referral is submitted to an administrator for a minor discipline problem (talking, eating, sleeping in class etc.), the student's parent(s) must be contacted, so they are aware of the problem, AND the teacher must show how they have tried to correct the problem in the classroom. In the event that the misbehavior recurs, a statement that a parent has been contacted must be indicated on a discipline referral and given to the appropriate grade level administrator. Discipline referrals for serious behavior problems must be turned in immediately after the incident occurs or by the end of that school day.

 

CLASSROOM MAINTENANCE REQUESTS

Maintenance requests should be reported to administration via email, who will then take your request to maintenance.

 

CLASSROOM TECHNOLOGY REQUESTS

Technology requests should be reported to Mrs. Holmes via email.  Please copy administration on the email to Mrs. Holmes.

 

CLASSROOM VISITATION BY PARENTS

It is the practice of the Georgetown Middle School administration to encourage parents/guardians to visit classrooms. Parents must have the permission of the principal or an assistant principal to visit a classroom. The parent(s) must sign in with the main office secretary and wear a GMS visitor pass.  Every teacher should have a desk or chair available for visitors.

 

SUPERVISION OF STUDENTS

Each teacher/coach is charged with the responsibility of supervising students. All teachers are required to be in the hallways, by their doors, when students are moving to and from classes. Teachers/coaches are responsible for supervision during their respective lunches. Teachers/coaches are not to leave students unsupervised at any time. This includes all after school activities and field trips. If an emergency requires you to leave students unattended, please call the office or notify an administrator immediately. For safety reasons, teachers/coaches must supervise their own students who are on campus after school hours. After school activities involving students require teacher/coach supervision until the students leave campus.

 

TARDY POLICY

Students:  Promptness and punctuality are habits that are important to develop, and they are expected at Georgetown Middle School. Students are expected to be inside their classrooms and seated before the tardy bell rings. If a student does not arrive to his/her class on time, the teacher must still admit the student.  If it is a reoccurring problem, call a parent; if the problem still persists, talk to administration.

Teachers/Staff:  If a teacher or staff member is running late and knows he/she will not make it to GMS by 7:20 AM; it is that responsibility of that individual to call/text school administration. 

 

 

TOBACCO PRODUCTS

Staff members are not to smoke or use tobacco products in the building. Tobacco products are not to be used in the presence of students during or after school hours at school related activities. If a teacher must smoke and cannot wait until the end of the school day; he/she must go to his/her vehicle.  It is preferred that he/she drive off campus to smoke.

 

VISITOR POLICY

  • 1. All visitors, including family and friends of employees of GMS, must sign in at the main office before proceeding to any area of the school.
  • 2. A visitor badge will be issued by the main office secretary.
  • 3. If there is a visitor without a badge, notify the office personnel, an administrator, or the School Resource Officer immediately
  • 4. Upon leaving, the visitor must sign out.

 

WORKERS' COMPENSATION - DISTRICT POLICY GBGD

The Board of Education of Georgetown County provides workers' compensation insurance through the South Carolina School Boards Insurance Trust for all employees, professional and classified, except bus drivers. Workers' Compensation for bus drivers is paid through the State Accident Fund.

 

The South Carolina Workers' Compensation law is designed to provide medical care and payment of wages lost during the period of disability for employees who are physically injured while at work.  The law provides, when possible, medical care for an early and complete recovery of the injury. In case of death of an employee resulting from a workers' compensation injury, certain compensation is given to deceased employee's dependents.

 

WORKERS' COMPENSATION - POLICY GBD-R

The Board of Education of Georgetown County provides workers' compensation insurance through the Workers' Compensation Carrier for all employees, professional, classified, and bus drivers. 

 

The South Carolina Workers' Compensation law is designed to provide medical care and payment of wages lost during the period of disability for employees who are physically injured while at work.  The law provides, when possible, medical care for an early and complete recovery of the injury.  In case of death of an employee resulting from a workers' compensation injury, certain compensation is given to deceased employee's dependents.

 

 

 

 

LEGAL REFERENCES

 

A.        S.C. CODE, 1976 AS AMENDED:

            1.         TITLE 42

B.         S.C. CODE ANN. SECTION 42-15-95; BROWN V. BI-LO, 354 S.C. 436, 581 S.E. 2d 836 (2003)

 

In the event of an injury by accident arising out of and in the course of employment, the injured employee may be awarded workers' compensation.  When such an injury occurs, it should be reported immediately to the employee's supervisor and a Workers' Compensation Commission Form 12A, a Medical Information Release Authorization form, a Workers' Compensation Incident Report, and a Wage and Sick Leave Verification for Workers' Compensation Form must be filled out completely and sent to the District Office to the attention of the Executive Director for Human Resources and the Associate Superintendent for Finance/Operations or designees.

 

The injured employee should see an approved workers' compensation doctor immediately.

 

During the first seven days an employee is out of work, the employee will receive compensation at the daily rate the employee was earning at the time of the accident, and these days will not be charged against the employee's accrued sick leave.  

 

Beginning the eighth day an employee is out of work, the employee may choose one of the following options:

 

  • 1. The employee may draw a payment of 66 2/3 percent of his/her average weekly salary directly from Workers' Compensation. In such cases, the employee will be on leave without pay and will be responsible for the employee portion of his/her insurance premiums and retirement; or

2.   The employee may use his/her accrued vacation or sick leave and receive full salary from the District, in lieu of receiving workers' compensation benefits from the Workers' Compensation Commission.

 

Employees who fail to indicate which option they choose will be considered to have elected to receive workers' compensation benefits.  Employees who are on workers' compensation leave will not accrue sick leave days or vacation days.

 

 

 

Legal References

 

A,        S.C. Code of Laws, 1976, as amended

            1.         Title 42

B.     S.C. Code ANN, Section 41-15-95; Brown V. Bi-Lo, 354 S.C. 436, 581 S.E. 2d 836 (2003)

 

Accidents must be reported within 24 hours to the school principal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAFETY DRILLS

Fire Drill

Fire drills are held once a month.  A fire evacuation plan must be posted in each classroom.  The signal for a fire drill is one long blast on the buzzer. Teachers are to explain evacuation procedures at the beginning of the term and before every drill.

During a fire drill, students must walk in a single file to the appointed exit and stand a safe distance from the building. Teachers must also take their ATTENDANCE BOOK and RED & GREEN cards with them as they exit the building. Teachers must account for all students under their supervision. Everyone must remain outside until an administrator or designee gives a signal to re-enter the building.

Earthquake Drill

The state mandates that all schools participate in an earthquake drill once a year.

 

Definition: Trembling and shaking of the building and grounds, signaling movements in the earth's crust.

Signals:    Administrative announcement or intermittent rings of the schedule bell.

 

Steps of Action:

•1.      Move under desk and face and head from flying debris with arms, books, coats, etc. ("Duck and Cover" drill.)

•2.      Stay in this position until building tremors and/or flying debris ceases.

•3.      Await further instructions.

•4.      When so instructed, evacuate a safe distance from the building. If electricity is inoperative, a bullhorn or some other communication device will signal evacuation.

•5.      If students need to move to an alternate safe area, a principal will notify teachers.

 

Tornado Drill

The state mandates that each school participate in a tornado drill once a year. The move-to-shelter signal will be by voice over the public address system or a series of short, intermittent rings of the schedule bell. If power is not available, a hand bell will be used. Teachers will explain the shelter assignments for their classes at the beginning of the term. The duck and take cover position that students will assume will be explained by the teacher. A signal to evacuate the building will be the continuous ringing of the school bell or the blowing of a whistle. Students and teachers should evacuate the building using routes designated for their classes. It is important for safety reasons that everyone moves in an orderly fashion and remain quiet. Silence must be maintained so that communications to and from the emergency control center will remain open.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emergency Quick Reference Guide

Georgetown County Schools

 

 

Universal Emergency Procedures

Universal Emergency Procedures are standard, clear directives that may be implemented across a variety of emergency situations.

 The principal as the Incident Commander, or designee, will activate the appropriate emergency procedures, based upon the situation. Outlined below are the Georgetown County Schools basic response procedures.

 

EVACUATION PROCEDURE

(For use when conditions outside are safer than inside)

  • ü Take a hard copy of roster, add students who are under your supervision and not on your roster, keep these students under your supervision
  • ü Scan your classroom for any "suspicious" or "out of place" objects
  • ü Escort students to your assigned area and remain there until the "all clear" is given
  • ü Hold up appropriately colored cart to inform school and emergency responders the status of your students

 

 

BOMB THREAT EVACUTION

  • Visually scan your classroom for "out of place" objects as you evacuate to assigned area
  • Place a red card outside your classroom door if there are objects that appear unusual or out of the ordinary

 

REVERSE EVACUATION

(for use when the conditions inside are safer than outside)

When the announcement is made:

  • Move students and staff inside as quickly as possible
  • Assist those needing special assistance
  • Report to classroom and check for injuries
  • Take attendance, report according to student

accounting and release procedures

  • Wait for further instructions

LOCK DOWN 1

  • Lock down when drug dogs are on school grounds
  • Clear students from the hallway
  • Windows are to be closed and shades pulled down
  • Keep all doors locked

Do not open or unlock the door until the all clear is given.

 

LOCK DOWN 2

  • Lock down for emergency situations (intruder, bomb threat, threatening behavior outside, etc...)
  • Clear students from the hallway
  • Keep all doors locked
  • Do not cover Door windows - Keep students away from exterior windows
  • Slide the RED card under your door if there is

any threat of danger or if someone is hurt.

Do not open or unlock the door until the all clear is given.

Shelter in Place

(For use in external gas or chemical release)

When the announcement is made:

  • Clear students from the hallways
  • Assist those needing special assistance
  • Seal all windows and doors
  • Take attendance, report according to student accounting and release procedures
  • Do not allow anyone to leave the room
  • Do not leave until directed to do so

SEVERE WEATHER SAFE AREA

(for use in severe weather emergencies)

  • Take the nearest/safest route to designated areas
  • Take roll book for student accounting
  • Assist those needing special assistance
  • Do not stop for personal belongings
  • Close all doors
  • Do not leave until directed to do so

 

Crisis Management Plan: Lockdown

 

In the event that an emergency lockdown notification is given at GMS, the following procedures will be followed:

 

An announcement will be made that we are in an emergency lockdown.

 

(If an intruder is on campus, the announcement will say "Teachers, we are on lockdown level III. This is an emergency lockdown.") The individual making the announcement will give as many details as possible.

 

When the emergency lockdown announcement is made, you must move quickly and calmly.

  • If you are inside of your classroom, close and lock the door. (If you cannot lock the door, place something in front of it.) Turn off your lights and close blinds. Move your students to an area of the room that is least visible through the door or window. Sit down together. Remain quiet and calm.
  • If you are in the cafeteria, move all students into the kitchen. Close and lock the gates and doors. Sit down together. Remain quiet and calm.

(The administrator on duty will be in charge - if no administrator is in the cafeteria, Ms. T. Thomas will be in charge.)

  • If you are outside, move all students to the GHS football field.

 (The administrator on duty will be in charge - if no administrator is outside, the lead teacher on duty will be in charge.)

  • If you are in the hallway, move your students to the nearest lockable room and follow the instructions above.
  • If the lockdown occurs during class change, clear the halls and follow the procedures listed above.

 

NO ONEABOVE IS TO MOVE OR LEAVE THEIR EMERGENCY LOCKDOWN POSITIONS.

DO NOTOPEN DOORS FOR ANYONE AT ANY TIME - THOSE WHO NEED IN YOUR ROOM WILL HAVE A KEY.

 

  • The secretary to the Principal (Mrs. Harrelson) will move to extension 2008 in Mr. Hillman's office. She will call 911 and then put the phones on "night." ALL CALLS from law enforcement will be answered at that station.
  • All secretaries and aides, other than the main office, are to stay at their stations (doors locked and blinds drawn). The main office personnel (Mrs. Hazel and anyone else in the office) will lock the main office doors and move to extension 2006 in Mrs. Harrelson's office. This station will call the district office (assistant superintendent) and handle all calls returned from them.
  • The attendance secretary (Mrs. Jane Smith) will lock the door at the end of the guidance hallway that leads to the main hallway.
  • The Principal (Mr. Hillman) will secure and search the 6th grade and exploratory hallways after communicating with the office. From there, she will go to the nearest secure area and make contact with the main office.
  • The two assistant principals (Mrs. Cameron and Mr. Hartley) will secure and search the 7th & 8th grade hallways, the gym, the cafeteria, as well as the art, chorus, and band rooms. From there, they will go to the nearest secure area and make contact with the main office.
  • All custodians will report to the nearest secure area.

 

* Once law enforcement arrives on campus, THEY ARE IN CHARGE.  It is imperative that all teachers and students quietly and cooperatively follow the directions of the police officers who arrive.

 

 

Crisis Management Plan: Evacuation

 

In the event that an emergency evacuation is given at GMS, the following procedures will be followed:

 

An announcement will be made that we are in an emergency evacuation.

 

The individual making the announcement will give as many details as possible and will say "We are in an emergency evacuation. Teachers, please exit the building with your students using the fire evacuation formation and continue moving to the Georgetown High School football stadium."

 

When the emergency lockdown announcement is made, you must move quickly and calmly.

  • If you are in your classroom, line up your students and exit the building following your fire evacuation route. Be sure to take your class roster, as well as your red and green cards. Turn off your classroom lights and close your door behind you.
  • If you are in the cafeteria, line up the students and exit the cafeteria towards the playground. Follow the road all the way to the GHS football stadium where the students will meet their teachers who will be standing in their assigned spot on the football field.

(The administrator and teacher on duty will be in charge.)

  • If you are outside, move all students to the GHS football stadium where the students will meet their teachers who will be standing in their assigned spot on the football field.

(The administrator and teacher on duty will be in charge.)

  • If you are in the hallway or another area of the building, move your students to the closest exit and move to the high school football stadium.

 

ALL CLASSES WILL BE EXPECTED TO EXIT GMS AND WALK TO THE GHS FOOTBALL STADIUM IN AN ORDERLY FASHION. TEACHERS WILL TAKE THEIR CLASS ROSTER AS WELL AS THEIR RED AND GREEN EMERGENCY CARDS.

WHEN CLASSES ARRIVE TO THE STADIUM, TEACHERS WILL WALK THEIR CLASSES TO THEIR ASSIGNED PLACE ON THE FOOTBALL FIELD.  ALL STUDENTS WILL SIT DOWN AND ALL TEACHERS WILL STAND BY THEIR STUDENTS.

 

  • Secretaries (Mrs. Hazel, Mrs. Harrelson, and Mrs. Smith) will take the emergency crate in the front office and set up at the entrance to the GHS football stadium, where they will have printed schedules of every GMS student. They will handle all communication with parents/guardians.
  • The assistant principal (Mrs. Cameron and/or Mr. Hartley) will take the GMS golf cart and emergency crate to the GHS football stadium. He/she will communicate between the secretaries and the teachers on the football field.
  • The Principal (Mr. Hillman) will communicate with law enforcement/emergency personnel once they arrive to GMS. She will also communicate with the assistant principals who will be with the teachers and students at the GHS football stadium.
  • All custodians will report to the GHS football stadium

 

 

**NOTE** ALL STUDENTS WILL SIT DOWN WITH THEIR CLASS ON THE FOOTBALL FIELD.  NO STUDENT WILL BE PERMITTED TO STAND OR MOVE FROM THEIR TEACHER'S AREA UNLESS HIS/HER NAME IS CALLED BY AN ADMINISTRATOR OVER THE MEGAPHONE.

SEARCHES BY CANINES

The use of trained canines to search for controlled substances in schools shall be on a random, unannounced basis. During those times, an announcement will be made stating that GMS is on Lock Down 1 until further notice. Teachers must be aware of all student activity in their classrooms while the inspection is conducted. 

 

The handler, police officers, an assistant principal, and a representative from the school district will randomly choose classrooms for inspection. Teachers and students will be asked to step into the hallway (leaving books, jackets, pocketbooks, etc. in the room) while the inspection takes place. Teachers are responsible for keeping students quiet and orderly until they are allowed back into the classroom.

 

The canine with its handler may sniff lockers, desks, and the exterior of vehicles.  Should the dog alert its handler to the presence of any controlled substance, school officials would then have a reasonable basis to conduct a search of the item alerted on as well as to conduct a search of those persons who own, are currently using, or are associated with the item. 

 

It is important that all teachers understand the seriousness of these inspections and that they follow all instructions provided by the administration.  If a teacher suspects that any student is in possession of an illegal substance, an administrator must be notified immediately.  Under no circumstances and at no time is a teacher to search students.  This includes asking students to remove clothing or shoes, to empty pockets, and to open book bags, pocketbooks, or any other types of bags.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GMS Teacher Discipline Guide

  *When writing a referral... List the level of offense, type of offense, and an explanation of what occurred.

 

 

Level I:  Disorderly Conduct

  • Tardiness
  • Cheating/Plagiarism
  • Lying
  • Disrespect
  • Abusive/Foul Language
  • Forgery
  • Cutting Class
  • Disruptive Behavior in classroom setting
  • Violating Dress Code
  • Loading/Attempting to load software on school computers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Level II: Disruptive Conduct

  • Possession/use of unauthorized substances
  • Improper sexual conduct
  • Destroying property (<$50.00)
  • Refusal to complete assignments or carry out directions
  • Unauthorized presence on GMS property
  • Obscene language or gesture
  • Offensive behavior towards others
  • Leaving school without administrative authorization
  • Refusal to obey school personnel (defiance)
  • Unauthorized assembly
  • Disrupting a lawful assembly (minor)
  • Accessing/modifying computer data or settings without permission
  • Possession of obscene materials
  • Possession/use of tobacco products while under school jurisdiction, whether on campus or at school-sponsored event

 

 

 

 

 

 

Level III: Criminal Conduct

  • Fighting or inciting a fight
  • Theft
  • Possession/transfer of a weapon*
  • Threatening another person with a weapon*
  • Threatening or intimidating school staff*
  • Threatening or intimidating other students
  • Physically abusing a member of the school staff
  • Illegally occupying or blocking in anyway school property with the intent to deprive other of its uses
  • Possession and/or use of illegal drugs, including alcohol*
  • Selling drugs or alcohol*
  • Assault and battery
  • Making bomb threats*
  • Igniting fires/fireworks*
  • Vandalism
  • Indecent exposure*
  • Sexual offenses*
  • Harassment, Intimidation, or Bullying*
  • Gang Affiliation*
  • Extortion
  • Loading/attempting to load software or files onto district network without permission
  • Vandalism of GMS technology
  • Possession of illegal pornographic materials
  • Setting off fire alarms or discharging fire extinguisher
  • Gambling

GMS Suggested Administrative Consequences

   *This list is not all inclusive and Administration has discretion in review of all consequences.

 


Level I: Disorderly Conduct

 

Category A Student:

               (Up to 3 referrals)

 

  • Cheating/Plagiarism: Loss of credit for assignment.
  • Parental Notification
  • Lunch Detention
  • Parent/Teacher Conference
  • Overnight Suspension (Parent and student to meet with Administrator the following morning.)
  • Behavior Modification Plan
  • Dress Code: Student may be given opportunity to change OR one day suspension.

Category B Student:

               (4-5 referrals)

  • Behavior Improvement Room
  • Out-of-School Suspension (OSS) 1-3 Days
  • Parent/Teacher/Admin Conference to establish/review behavior modification plan

Category C Student:

               (6 or more referrals)

  • Out-of-School Suspension (OSS) 3-5 Days

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Level II: Disruptive Conduct

Category A Student:

               (1 referral)

  • Restitution
  • Out-of-School Suspension (OSS) 2-3 Days
  • Referral to appropriate rehabilitation program
  • Referral to alternative schooling

Category B Student:

               (2 referrals)

  • Out-of-School Suspension (OSS) 3-5 Days
  • Recommendation for Expulsion
  • Alternative Schooling
  • Referral to appropriate agency

Category C Student:

               (3 or more referrals)

  • Out-of-School Suspension (OSS) 5+ Days
  • Recommendation for Expulsion
  • Alternative Schooling
  • Referral to appropriate agency

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Level III: Criminal Conduct

All Students

  • Out-of-School Suspension (OSS)
  • Recommendation for Expulsion
  • Alternative Schooling
  • Referral to appropriate agency
  • *Mandatory Recommendation for Expulsion.
  • *Mandatory referral to appropriate law enforcement agency and Juvenile Justice Department.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


BOOKKEEPING/ACCOUNTS GUIDELINES AND PROCEDURES

***The following information about bookkeeping and accounts is from Mrs. Johnson  and was written in first person.

 

The items listed below are for your information concerning bookkeeping here at Georgetown Middle School.

 

Thank you in advance for following these guidelines and procedures. It makes our audits go much smoother.   If I can assist you with any of this, please call me at extension 2030. 

 

Supplies  (very limited)

 ► I do keep some supplies on hand.  If you need any, please plan ahead and e-mail me or put a request in my box.  If you have not received these supplies by the next morning, please send an e-mail as a reminder.

 

Deposits

If Mr. Hillman has designated you to collect money for anything, please stop by my office to pick up the GCSD's booklet concerning collecting money and sign out a receipt book. We get audited twice a year so please follow these guidelines.

 

When I receive a deposit, it should be ready to take to the bank...coins rolled, corner of bills straightened out and bills clipped together as mentioned below.

 

All deposits must be in my office no later than 2:30 pm.  Please do not send students or parents after this time...my deposits are often rather large and I would rather not have anyone walk in while I am counting large amounts of money.

 

No, I do not get to leave at 2:30 ... Deposits can be very time consuming and I need this time to compile all the individual deposits into one, balance physical money with the deposit slip and deposit analysis in addition to completing the paperwork that has to be reconciled to it.

 

Money cannot under any circumstance be held overnight.  It must be deposited on a daily basis.  This is a GMS and GCSD policy.  No exceptions.

 

Coins should be rolled as follows and the count must be accurate or our account will be adjusted at the bank and this causes problems at school and district level.

 

I have rolls for these coins if you need them.  The school name or phone number must appear on each roll.

 

Nickels $2.00 per roll                Dimes - $5 per roll                  Quarters $ 10 per roll

 

Paper clip bills in batches as follows:

1's ~ $25                                     5's ~ $100                              10's ~ $200

 

 

 

 

 

Checks

Nexcheck handles our returned checks, but in order for them to guarantee collection, the following information must be on all checks...even teachers.  Please remind your students of this as often as possible.

 

►Information Required (no exceptions):

      1 - Full Name     2 - Street Address (Physical Location)     3 - Telephone Number

►These 3 items must be on all checks.

►Date on check must be within 15 days of the deposit date

 

Field Trips

Before collecting money for field trips, I need a copy of your approved field trip request form which was turned in to Mrs. Harrelson.

 

►If you are given a check to pay for field trip admission, supplies etc., always bring a receipt back the next day for the exact amount of the check.  Otherwise we cannot get reimbursed from the district and you will be responsible for this amount.

 

Admission

When charging admission for an event such as Basketball, Drama, Band and Chorus concerts etc.  You can charge a donation or admission as explained below.

 

►Donation only - a  receipt must be filled out for each donation with the persons' name etc.  ►Admission -  write a receipt for the total collected at the door and fill out a Ticket Sellers Report.  I have these in my office along with the roll of tickets that must be used.

 

Mail

►When sending letters out, your last name should be on the top left corner of the envelope above the return address.  This is especially important for certified mail.  If it comes back, we won't know who to return it to.  If you fill out the green card for certified mail, your name should also be on the top left corner of this card.

 

Grants and donations

►If you apply for a grant or donation, paperwork with a full explanation of the terms of the grant has to be submitted to District Office so it can be set up for disbursement.  This has to be done before a check can be deposited.  This includes on-line requests.

 

Requisitions for supplies

►The state sales tax is 6%.  When filling out the order form, please do not fill out the subtotal, sales tax, shipping/handling and total section, I will do this.

 

►Please attach a copy of the company's order form indicating shipping & handling charges.

 

►We are not tax exempt, so everything has to have tax added on whether the company includes it or not.  Tax is always added after shipping/handling and other charges.

 

►End of fiscal year orders will be cancelled if the order and invoice will not be here by the beginning of June....this is a District rule.

 

 

Fundraisers

These events will be regulated and closely monitored by District Office, so please make sure the dates and other information on these sheets are correct.  I will need to submit Purchase Requisitions on some fundraising events and this has to be done and approved before any money is collected or an order is made.

 

Before each fundraising event, there are two forms that must be filled out and approved by

Mr. Hillman.  Only the Fundraising Request must be turned in to me.  These forms are in the kitchen/work area behind the front office.

 

An Activity Budget Projection   is to schedule the event and ensure there are not too many fundraisers going on at the same time. This form is the teacher's responsibility to complete and keep up with.  You may be asked for these forms during our district and state audits, so please keep them in a safe place.

 

A Fundraising Request  must be filled out after approval of the above and turned in before the fundraiser is held.  I have to do a Purchase Requisition for most fundraisers and this form will have to be submitted to the District Office and approved before the event. 

 

The Fundraising Request now has to be sent to the District Office so they can monitor all fundraising activity.  If the event will be on the weekend or after hours, please see me concerning this.

 

Please remember that my office closes at 2:30  each  day.  At his time, I begin the balancing process which includes running receipts, making copies of checks, compiling all the deposits together etc...a very time-consuming job.

 

 

If you are in charge of a fundraiser or collecting money for anything, please keep a spreadsheet of deposits and expenditures.  I will send you a monthly (as time permits) breakdown on deposits and bills turned in to me.  You can then balance your totals against mine. This will be the only total given.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IJND-R ACCEPTABLE USE Issued: 1/08 Rescinds: IJND-R Issued:

 

This administrative rule governs the use of the District's computer, internet and electronic research and communication resources and is intended to protect the integrity of District operations and instructional programs, as well as to outline the rights and responsibilities of District employees and students.

Scope

This administrative rule applies to the following persons/entities:

  • All District employees including regular, part-time, temporary and contract employees.
  • All students enrolled in District schools.
  • All other authorized users of any of the District's technology resources, regardless of District affiliation or reason for usage.
  • All District owned or operated technology resources or systems which are subscribed to and/or paid for by the District.

 

Confidential Information

The District's research and communication resource systems have security measures in place; however, such measures do not guarantee total security. As a result, information generally considered to be personal or confidential should not be sent via the District's communication resources. The District cannot assume responsibility for lost or stolen information sent or received via the District's communication resources.

 

General Computer Usage

The following actions are prohibited:

  • Knowingly loading or creating viruses
  • Loading or attempting to load software or files onto a school computer without the permission of the school's media specialist
  • Loading or attempting to load software or files onto the District network without the permission of the Information Technology Department
  • Accessing or modifying data without authorization
  • Modifying passwords without authorization
  • Computer vandalism, defined as any malicious or unauthorized attempt to harm or destroy equipment or data, files, or other electronic information not belonging specifically to the user.

 

Internet Usage

Access to the internet is made available to authorized users for educational and District operational purposes.  All authorized users will receive instruction on proper use of the District's internet system.  The District prohibits the use of its internet system to intentionally access, view, download, and store, transmit, or receive any information that contains material which is in violation of any District policy or administrative rule, or any local, state and/or federal laws or regulations. Prohibited material includes, but is not limited to:

  • Obscenity or pornography
  • Threats
  • Material that is intended, or could reasonably be perceived, to be harassing or discriminatory
  • Material that is copyrighted or protected by trade secret
  • Material used to further any commercial business, product advertising, virus transmission or political activity

The District reserves the right to monitor and/or review all uses of the District internet system and users should not have any expectation of privacy in any information accessed, viewed, downloaded stored, transmitted, or received on the District's internet system.

Electronic Mail (Email) Usage

The District's email system is made available to authorized users for educational and District operational purposes.  All authorized users will receive instruction on proper use of the District email system.  The District prohibits the use of its email system for unprofessional and/or inappropriate purposes, to include, but not be limited to:

  • Creating, transmitting or receiving emails containing any language or depictions that could reasonably be perceived by others as being offensive, threatening, obscene, sexual or racist
  • Any use that violates local, state and/or federal laws or regulations
  • Setting up or operation a commercial business

All electronic messages created, transmitted or received via the District's email system, including those created, transmitted or received for personal use, are the property of the District.  The District reserves the right to monitor and/or review all use of its email system and users should not have any expectation of privacy in any electronic message created, transmitted or received on the District's email system.

 

Handheld Communication Device Usage

District-issued cell phones or other handheld communication devices are to be used only by the employee to whom the phone or communication device was issued and are to be used only for matters directly related to the employee's job responsibilities.  The District reserves the right to monitor and/or review all use of District-issued hone and communication devices and users should have any expectation of privacy in any use of a District-issued phone or communication device.

 

Personal Use of District Research and Communication Resources

Limited personal use of District computer, internet and electronic research and communication resources is permitted to the extent that such use does not disrupt or interfere with the operation of the District and its instructional programs.  Excessive personal use that may or does so disrupt or interfere is prohibited.

 

Violations

All authorized users of District research and communication resources are expected to report any use that is believed to be unauthorized, excessive or otherwise in violation of this administrative rule.  District employees who witness, experience, or otherwise learn about a suspected violation should report the mater to their immediate supervisor.  Students who witness, experience or otherwise learn about a suspected violation should report the matter to a school administrator.  Other authorized users who witness, experience, or otherwise learn about a suspected violation should report the matter to a District Administrator.

All suspected violations will be investigated thoroughly.  If it is determined that a violation of this administrative rule has occurred, the following disciplinary and/or corrective actions may be taken.

  • Review of, and possible changes to, the level of supervision and the circumstances under which use is allowed.
  • Limitation, suspension and/or termination of the violator's use privileges.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IJND-E ACCEPTABLE USE Issued: 3/05 Issued: 6/97 Page 1 of 1

 

 Faculty and Staff Acceptable Use Agreement

I have read the Georgetown County School District's Acceptable Use Policy IJND and the accompanying administrative rule, and agree to abide by the terms and conditions outlined therein. In my use of District-owned computers and/or cell phones, I will model acceptable use of computers, the Internet, and proper network etiquette. I will also incorporate these terms and conditions outlined in the policy and administrative rule as appropriate for the students in my classes. I assume no responsibility for student use of the Internet outside my immediate control.

 

Employee's Name (please print)                                                Employee's Signature

__________________________________                                   ______________________________                                         

Date