Temple Christian Academy values the worth and dignity of every person, the pursuit of truth, devotion to excellence, acquisition of knowledge, and the nurture of democratic citizenship. Essential to the achievement of these standards are the freedom to learn and to teach and the guarantee of equal opportunity for all.
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.
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
e. Shall not intentionally expose a student to unnecessary embarrassment or disparagement.
f. Shall not intentionally violate or deny a student's legal rights.
g. Shall not harass or discriminate against any student on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, handicapping condition, or social and family background and shall make reasonable effort to assure that each student is protected from harassment or discrimination
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.
Aware of the importance of maintaining the respect and confidence of colleagues, of students, of parents, and of the community, employees of Temple Christian Academy must display the highest degree of ethical conduct. This commitment requires that our employees:
a. Shall maintain honesty in all professional dealings.
b. Shall not on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, political
beliefs, handicapping condition if otherwise qualified, or social and family
background deny to a colleague professional benefits or advantages or participation in any
c. Shall not interfere with a colleague's exercise of political or civil rights and responsibilities.
d. Shall not engage in harassment or discriminatory conduct which unreasonably interferes
with an individual's performance of professional or work responsibilities or with the orderly
processes of education or which creates a hostile, intimidation, abusive, offensive, or
oppressive environment; and, further, shall make reasonable effort to assure that each
individual is protected from such harassment or discrimination.
e. Shall not make malicious or intentionally false statements about a colleague.
Reporting Abuse or Misconduct:
Any person, including professionally mandatory reports, should contact the Florida Abuse
Hotline when they know or have reasonable cause to suspect that a child or vulnerable adult
has been abused, abandoned, neglected, or exploited.
Four Ways to report to the Florida Abuse Hotline:
1. 1-800-96-ABUSE (800-962-2873)
3. Florida Relay 711 or TTY 800-955-8771
4. Fax your report to 800-914-0004
Reporting misconduct by instructional personnel to the school:
All employees have an obligation to report misconduct by instructional personnel which
affects the health, safety, or welfare of a student. Reports of misconduct should be made
to the principal. You may call the school office or send a report to
Reporting misconduct by administrators to the proper authority:
All administrators have an obligation to report misconduct by instructional personnel
which affects the health, safety, or welfare of a student. Reports of misconduct should
be made to the Board of Directors. You may send an official report to:
Possible penalties for instructional personnel or site administrators who fail to report misconduct may include:
• Suspension with or without pay
• Termination of employment
• Discipline/Sanctions on an educator’s certificate