Code of Ethics Policy
In light of BHA’s mission, it must be very clear to each member of BHA’s Administration, Faculty and Staff that the health, safety and welfare of BHA’s students is of utmost importance and must be the priority of each and every member of BHA’s Administration, Faculty and Staff.
Each member of BHA’s Administration, Faculty and Staff must be:
- Aware of the importance of maintaining the respect and confidence of his/her colleagues.
- Aware that this respect for the confidence of his/her colleagues cannot extend to holding in confidence information related to the health, safety and/or welfare of a student or students.
- Aware of his/her responsibility to report any suspected or actual misconduct which could negatively impact the health, safety and/or welfare of a student or students.
- Aware of the fact that he/she cannot be penalized for sharing such information of suspected or actual misconduct with a person in authority.
- Aware of the fact that hiding such information could lead to reprimand, suspension with or without pay, termination and/or discipline by the Florida Department of Education with regards to his/her teaching certificate (where applicable).
Procedures for Reporting Misconduct
- Report allegations or suspicions of misconduct by any member of the faculty or staff to the Principal.
- Report allegations or suspicions of misconduct by any member of the administration to the Chairman of the Board of Directors.
- Document, in writing, the activities or details of the event.
- Secure evidence of the event (if available/applicable).
BHA’s Ethics Policy & Procedures is in keeping with:
Florida Statutes s. 1006.061 which states:
All employees and agents of the private schools that accept scholarship students, district school boards, and charter schools have an obligation to report misconduct by an instructional personnel member or school administrator.
Florida Statutes s. 1012.796 which:
Provides authority for the Department of Education to investigate and prosecute allegations of educator misconduct.
Florida Statute 786.095 which states that:
An employer who discloses information about a former or current employee to a prospective employer of the former or current employee upon request of the prospective employer or of the former or current employee is immune from civil liability for such disclosure or its consequences unless it is shown by clear and convincing evidence that the information disclosed by the former or current employer was knowingly false or violated any civil right of the former or current employee protected under Chapter 760;
Florida Statute 39.203 which states:
Neither staff nor students will be allowed to eat or drink in the classrooms during class time.