Our school values the worth and dignity of every person, the pursuit of truth, devotion to excellence, and the acquisition of knowledge. Essential to the achievement of those standards are the freedom to learn, teach, and the guarantee of equal opportunity for all.
1. Our primary concern is the student and the development of the student's potential. Employees will therefore strive for professional growth and will seek to exercise the best professional judgement and integrity.
2.Concern for the student requires that our instructional personnel:
a. Shall make reasonable effort to protect the student from conditions harmful to learning and/or to the
student's mental and/or physical health and/or safety.
b. Shall not unreasonably restrain a student from independent action in pursuit of learning.
c. Shall not unreasonably deny a student access to diverse points of view.
d. Shall not intentionally suppress or distort subject matter relevant to a student's academic program.
e. Shall not intentionally violate or deny a students legal rights.
f. Shall not harass or discriminate against any student on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national
ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, handicapping condition, sexual orientation, or social and
h. Shall not exploit a relationship with a student for personal gain or advantage.
i. Shall keep in confidence personally identifiable information obtained in the course of professional service,
unless disclosure serves professional purposes or is required by law.
3. Aware of the importance of maintaining the respect and confidence of colleagues, of students, of parents,
and of the community, employees of our school must display the highest degree of ethical conduct.
Training and Reporting
All instructional personnel and administrators are required as a condition of employment to complete training in these standards of ethical conduct and the reporting of misconduct by instructional personnel and Administrators. All employees and administrators have an obligation to report any misconduct which affects the health, safety, or welfare both mental and physical of a student. Reports of misconduct should be made to Sherry Marvinny and Caroline Chaves. Reports of misconduct committed by administrators should be made to the Florida Department of Education.
No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from
participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.
(Pub. L. 88-352, title VI, § 601, July 2, 1964, 78 Stat. 252.)
In accordance with section 1006.061(1), Florida Statutes, all Paloma Academy employees have a duty to
report all actual or suspected cases of child abuse, abandonment, or neglect; have immunity from
liability if they report; and have a duty to comply with child protective investigations.
In accordance with section 1006.061(2), Florida Statutes, Paloma Academy has posted the policies and
procedures for reporting misconduct by instructional personnel or school administrators which affects
the health, safety, or welfare of a student; the contact person to whom the report is made; and the
penalties for failure to report.
Call or Report it online at http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/abuse/report/