SUBJECT: Protection of Employees
I. Board Directive
The Board recognizes the need for a policy
governing the protection of employees. Responsibility is delegated to the
District Administration for implementing the policy according to established
II. Administrative Policy
The Protection of Employees policy will be implemented
according to the following provisions:
- Employees shall report immediately in writing to their principal or immediate
supervisor and to the Superintendent all cases of assault suffered in connection
with their employment.
- If criminal or civil proceedings are brought against an employee alleging
that he/she committed an assault in connection with his/her employment, such
employee, after making reports, may request the Board to furnish legal counsel
to defend him/her in such proceedings, insofar as the interests of the employee
and the District are not conflicting. If the employee is found guilty or liable
in such proceedings, such finding may constitute a cause for dismissal from
the school system. Fines, damages, penalties, or forfeitures shall not be
paid by the Board.
- Civil liability insurance coverage shall be provided for each employee
to the extent now provided by the law under tort liability. Costs of this
coverage shall not be deemed to provide payment for fines, penalties, or forfeitures
arising out of criminal proceedings.
- Whenever an employee is absent from his/her assignment as a result of personal
injury or for appearances before a judicial body of legal authority in connection
with an assault case, he/she shall be eligible for sick days. There shall
be no loss of wages or reduction in accumulated leave.
- Physical restraint may be used by an employee in an extraordinary case
of breach of discipline to restrain, if necessary, a disruptive pupil to prevent
injury to himself/herself or students, provided the force used is reasonable
under the circumstances. The employee shall inform the principal or immediate
supervisor at once of such action and shall make an accurate, written report
within 24 hours.
- The District shall take appropriate action against the person (a student)
committing the assault, according to the student discipline policy established
by the District.
These policies have been developed and
approved by the Jordan School District Board of Education for exclusive
use within Jordan School District. Any use by a person or organization
outside of Jordan School District is not authorized by the school district.
Jordan School District bears no responsibility for such unauthorized
use or adaptation of the policies of Jordan School District. Any party
copying or revising these policies for its own use does so at its own
risk and responsibility as to applicability and legal sufficiency.
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