Free ‘Professional Boundaries’ Policy
Dear School Boards,
Last year during the Board Policy Updates, subscribers received a newly adopted AASB Board Policy designed to protect students from inappropriate adult behaviors. This policy was a joint project of Alaska Public Entity Insurance (APEI) and the Association of Alaska School Boards (AASB) along with the assistance of Donald Austin, MAT, JD.
During recent discussions and because of our concern for student safety, we have determined to send the policy out to all school districts and not to just those subscribing to AASB’s Policy Update Service nor only those insured by APEI. This policy is comprehensive and clearly identifies behaviors and corrective actions to assist you in your responsibilities of caring for students.
We strongly encourage you to consider adopting the policy into your local policy manual:
- BP 5141.42 – Professional Boundaries of Staff with Students
- AR 5141.42 – Professional Boundaries of Staff with Students
- E 5141.42-1 – School Employee Training Handout
- E 5141.42-2 – Administrative Response Checklist
If you have any questions about these policies or would like more information about training opportunities for school district employees, feel free to contact either of us.