Alpine School District is committed to provide students and employees with safe and secure learning and working environments. A student’s ability to achieve academically and an employee’s quality of performance can be reduced by bullying, cyberbullying, harassment, hazing, and/or retaliation.
The opening of a new school may require the relocation of teachers in place at existing schools. It is the District’s intention to maintain strong staffs at each site. If a school is to be closed and a new school opened, it is expected that in so far as practical all teachers at the school to be closed will transfer to the new school.
It is agreed by both teams that every effort should be made by appropriate district and local school staff members to insure maximum benefit for each media center dollar expended. Administrators should continue to involve educators and other interested staff members in decisions related to the expenditure of media center funds.
It is recommended that the Board avoid calendar adoptions which require the educators presence on days beyond the negotiated total number of days. In general,half days should not be scheduled. There should, however, be some local discretion in this matter to address needs which may be unique to the operation of certain schools. If local option is provided, and half days seem appropriate, they may be approved by the principal after consultation with the faculty.
Alpine School District is committed to the maintenance of an environment which is free from any form of sexual harassment; an environment in which employees are allowed to work free from unwanted conduct or communication of a sexual nature; one which is in compliance with State and Federal laws dealing with this form of discrimination.
It is agreed that every reasonable effort should be made to allow professional certified employees, regardless of certification, to focus their time and energies in their areas of expertise. This concern relates to, but is not limited to, counselors. It is also agreed to encourage the utilization of available funds to assist certificated employees in their responsibilities such as scheduling.