Employee Relations With Students
California law AB 500 requires the following information be posted on our website.
At Saint Andrew’s Episcopal School, community relationships provide the foundation for achieving our Mission, Vision, and Core Values. In our joyful, inclusive community, our employees are entrusted with the vital responsibility to model the Pillars of Character that we expect our students to demonstrate:
We dedicate ourselves to nurturing our relationships through compassion, empathy, and kindness, and hold ourselves to the highest professional standards in our interactions with our students and other community members.
Behavior Toward Students
The School expects all of its employees to demonstrate the highest level of professional and institutional responsibility in their interactions with students. Any personal involvement between an employee and a student beyond the professional educator-student relationship is prohibited and may lead to disciplinary action up to and including discharge, whether or not “welcome.” Employees’ behavior with respect to students must be above reproach. Employees have an obligation to report any behavior they deem inappropriate between an adult employee and a student.
Faculty, Staff, and Administration must not initiate or accept social network invitation requests from current students or former students under the age of 18 except for purely academic and School-related co-curricular activities or special interest topics. Professional discretion should be used when inviting or accepting invitations from alumni 18 and over.
Faculty should avoid any contact with students away from the school, such as babysitting and tutoring; Faculty should also avoid inviting students to the teacher’s home unless it is part of the curriculum (such as class social events) and with parental consent.
Violation of professional boundaries with children and incidents of misconduct involving children are taken seriously and will be addressed in a prompt, confidential, and thorough manner through the school administration or the appropriate local authority.
The School encourages parents or other members of the school community who have concerns about adults crossing appropriate boundaries with students to inform the Head of School or Chair of the Board of Trustees.
The School will not retaliate against anyone who reports conduct that may violate this policy. An employee who retaliates against an individual who makes a report under this policy will be subject to discipline.
The School is committed to providing an environment that is free of unlawful harassment. In keeping with this commitment, the School maintains a strict policy prohibiting sexual harassment and harassment based on sex, pregnancy, race, religious creed, color, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic characteristics, veteran or military status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation. The School's anti-harassment policy applies to all persons involved in the operation of the School and prohibits unlawful harassment by all persons involved in the operation of the School, including faculty, staff, administrators, trustees, parents, students, volunteers, vendors, or others with whom the School has a business, service, or professional relationship.
The School does not and will not tolerate unlawful harassment of employees, students, applicants, volunteers, interns or contractors. It is the policy of the School that sexual and other unlawful harassment will not be tolerated.
Asbestos Management Plan
15 U.S.C. II requires the following information be posted on our website.
REQUIRED ANNUAL NOTIFICATION OF PARENTS, TEACHERS, AND EMPLOYEES REGARDING THE AVAILABILITY OF ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT PLAN.
The management plan for asbestos-containing building materials (ACBM) required by federal Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) has been developed for our campus. The management plan is on file at the school Facilities Office and is available for public inspection upon reasonable notice. If desired, a copy of the plan may be obtained on request.