Policies and Procedures Handbook


Last Updated: 5/18/2005
Garrett County Public Schools
40 South Second Street
Oakland, MD 21550
(301)334-8900

STAFF DATING STUDENTS

Board Policy

It is the policy of the Garrett County Public Schools that the relationship between staff and students is to be of a professional nature. Therefore, an individual employed by the Public Schools of Garrett County may not date or have a sexual relationship with any student enrolled in the Garrett County School System.*

Violations of this standard will require disciplinary sanctions up to and including termination of employment and referral for investigation and possible prosecution.

A copy of this policy, along with policy 474.23 regarding child abuse, will be given to each employee at the time of employment.

* This policy does not prohibit personal relationships with students over the age of twenty-one (21) who may be attending Evening High School nor does it restrict the
   activities of part-time student employees, unless the employee has direct responsibility or supervision of the student. This policy does not apply to situations in which
   the employee and the student are married.

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Adopted 10/11/1994