Statement on Student and Teacher Relationships
The School encourages supportive, professional relationships with appropriate boundaries between students and teachers and staff. All teachers and staff must maintain appropriate boundaries with students to ensure that they avoid even the perception of inappropriate conduct. Comments and/or activities that may seem innocent from an adult’s perspective can be perceived differently by a student or parent. The objective of this policy is not to inhibit positive working relationships between teachers and staff and students, but to prevent relationships that could lead to, or may be perceived as, inappropriate. Teachers and staff must ensure that they do not cross the boundaries of professional, working relationships.