Administrators, as part of the educational leadership in the District community, represent the views of the District.  Their actions, verbal and nonverbal, reflect the attitude and the beliefs of the District.   Therefore, administrators will conduct themselves professionally and in a manner fitting to their position.

Each administrator will follow the code of ethics stated in this policy.  Failure to act in accordance with this code of ethics or in a professional manner, in the judgment of the Board, will be grounds for discipline up to, and including, discharge.

The professional school administrator:

  • Makes furthering the education and well‐being of students the core value underlying 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 that are within the interests of the District.
  • Supports and implements Board policies and administrative rules and regulations.
  • Advises the Board on educational progress of students, matters of policy, and management of real property and fiscal resources.
  • 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.
  • Does not use his/her position for personal gain through political, social, religious, economic or other influences.
  • Accepts academic degrees or professional certification only from accredited institutions.
  • Maintains the District professional standards and seeks to improve the effectiveness of all staff through continuing professional development and implementation of research‐based programs.
  • Honors all contracts until fulfillment, release or dissolution mutually agreed by all parties.
  • Accepts responsibility and is accountable for his/her own actions and behaviors.
  • Commits to serving others above self.

See Board Policy 404.1R1 “Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics Regulation” and 404.1R2 “Code of Rights and Responsibilities Regulation” (both for Certified Staff) for more information.


Legal Reference:

Iowa Code § 279.8 (2003).

282 I.A.C. 13.

Cross Reference:

404 Employee Conduct and Appearance

Approved: September 12, 2005

Reviewed: November 12, 2012

Revised: March 22, 2010