Our Policies

Conflict of Interest Policy

It is the policy of this school that elected or appointed school governance body members, school administrative officers, and school employees shall not place themselves in any position where their private, personal interests may conflict with their official duties, or where they may directly or indirectly receive personal financial gain through direct or indirect personal influence.

All such persons shall be neither personally nor financially interested in any contract made by them or by the school that employs them. For purposes of this policy,

 1) ‘personally interested’ shall mean any situation where private, personal interests conflict with official duties and shall include non-economic interests such as familial relationships, and

2) ‘financially interested in any contract’ shall mean any contract with an individual, entity, or company in which any such person, any such person’s spouse, parents, children, civil partner, or any other person with a close personal relationship to any such person has an ownership interest, an investment interest, or a familial interest, and encompasses any situation where any such person’s official judgment may be influenced by personal consideration or expectation of financial gain or any compensation or consideration of any kind other than that officially provided to any such person by the school.

IEM Civility Policy

It is the policy of IEM Schools that all school personnel, staff, students, and students’ parents are required to be civil in all of their interpersonal school-related interactions. Civility does not require unqualified agreement or conformity of opinion. Under no circumstances will uncivil conduct at any school-related activity be tolerated.

For purposes of this policy, to be civil means to act with self-discipline in a courteous, respectful and orderly way in every interpersonal communication and behavior. It also means that a person will treat other persons as he or she would like to be treated.

Uncivil conduct includes, but is not limited to: using an inappropriately loud voice; using profane, vulgar, or obscene words or gestures; belittling, jeering, or taunting; using personal epithets; using violent or aggressive gestures or body-language; repeatedly and inappropriately interrupting another speaker; repeatedly demanding personal attention at inappropriate times; purposefully and inappropriately invading personal space; purposefully ignoring appropriate communications; wrongfully interfering with another person’s freedom of movement; wrongfully invading another person’s private possessions; or, any other behavior that inappropriately disrupts school-related activities.

An expression of disagreement or a discussion of a controversial viewpoint is not uncivil if such expression or discussion is appropriately presented and does not disrupt a school-related activity.

Any school personnel who are uncivil shall be subject to disciplinary action.

Any student that is uncivil shall be subject to an administrative hearing and review for expulsion or dismissal.

In the event that any student’s parent is uncivil during a school-related activity, school personnel to whom the uncivility is directed shall immediately warn the parent to communicate or act civilly. If the parent fails to correct the uncivil behavior as directed, the affected school personnel shall notify the parent that the school activity is terminated, and the affected school personnel shall refer the matter to school administrative personnel for further administrative or legal action, which may include, but may not be limited to, a prohibition from any further participation in school-­related activities.

Complaint Resolution Policy

The following is a copy of the Complaint Resolution Policy.

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