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3231 - Outside Activities of Instructional Staff

Instructional staff members shall avoid situations in which their personal interests, activities, and associations conflict with the interests of the District. If such situations threaten an instructional staff member's effectiveness within the school system, the Superintendent and/or School Board shall evaluate the impact of such interest, activity, or association upon the instructional staff member's responsibilities.

Instructional staff members

  A. may not dedicate work time to an outside interest, activity, or association.

 

  B. may not use school property or school time to solicit or accept customers for private enterprises.

 

  C. may not engage in business transactions on behalf of private enterprises in which they profit by virtue of their official position or authority or benefit financially from confidential information that has been obtained or may be obtained by reason of their position or authority;

 

  D. may not campaign on school property during working hours on behalf of any political issue, or candidate for local, State, or National office.
    The constitutional right to express political and other opinions as citizens is reserved to all instructional staff members.

 

  E. should refrain from expressions that disrupt the efficient operation of the school and/or interfere with the maintenance of discipline by school officials.

 

  F. may not accept fees for tutoring when such tutoring is conducted during the normal work day.
    After-hour fee-based tutoring may only be approved by the Superintendent.

 

  G. may not accept fees for remedial tutoring of students currently enrolled in one or more of their classes.

 

F.S. 104.31, 1006.32, 1012.23

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