Employee Handbook 2019-2020

TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION INTRODUCTION....................................................................................................................................... 5 Welcome Letter............................................................................................................................................. 6 WCPS Four Vision Points ............................................................................................................................ 7 At Will/Disclaimer Statement....................................................................................................................... 8 History of the Wicomico County Board of Education ................................................................................. 9 Mission, Vision, Educational Philosophy, Beliefs, and Values.................................................................. 12 Organizational Charts ................................................................................................................................. 16 Unit Association Negotiated Agreements................................................................................................... 24 Additional Policies, Procedures, and Philosophies of the Wicomico County Board of Education ............ 24 SECTION 1 EMPLOYMENT GUIDELINES CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT...................................................................................................... 26 Americans with Disabilities Act Statement ................................................................................................ 26 Criminal Background Checks Policy.......................................................................................................... 26 Classified New Hire 90-Day Probation Statement...................................................................................... 26 Orientation and/or In-Service Training....................................................................................................... 26 Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Policy.................................................................................... 27 Retirement Plan Policy ............................................................................................................................... 27 SECTION 2 GENERAL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES GENERAL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES....................................................................................... 29 Appointments and Assignments, Suspensions and Dismissals of Certificated and Non-Certificated Employees Policy........................................................................................................................................ 29 Assignment of Close Relatives Policy ........................................................................................................ 29 Critical Shortage of Positions Policy .......................................................................................................... 29 Employees Serving on Parent or Parent-Supported Organizations Policy ................................................. 29 Employee Confidentiality Policy ................................................................................................................ 29 Harassment and Sexual Harassment Policy ................................................................................................ 29 Harassment and Sexual Harassment Procedure .......................................................................................... 29 Media Relations Policy ............................................................................................................................... 29 Media Relations and Communications Procedure ...................................................................................... 29 Acceptable Use of Technology Policy........................................................................................................ 29 Acceptable Use of Technology Procedure.................................................................................................. 29 Tobacco-Free Schools Policy ..................................................................................................................... 30 WCBOE Alcohol Testing Procedure .......................................................................................................... 30 Workplace Violence Prevention Policy ...................................................................................................... 30 Whistleblower Anti-Retaliation Policy....................................................................................................... 30 GENERAL SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION ......................................................................................... 31 Advertising in the Schools Policy............................................................................................................... 31 Employee Alcohol, Controlled Substance, and Drug-Free Workplace Policy ........................................... 31 Community Use of School Facilities Policy ............................................................................................... 31 Community Use of School Facilities Procedure ......................................................................................... 31 WCPS Printing and Publishing Services .................................................................................................... 31

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