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ERIC Number: EJ914683
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-651X
Ensuring Ethical Behavior of School District Leaders
Ruder, Robert
School Business Affairs, v76 n10 p25 Dec 2010
When employees of public school entities retire after 35 or 40 years of service, they usually take with them a reputation built on goodwill and trust within the community in which they worked. While their physical departure is immediate, their legacy continues. But what happens if months later, evidence emerges that the educator behaved in a manner that brings into question his or her ethical, moral, and professional standards and casts the organization in a negative light? Such a scenario recently eroded the public's trust in education in northeastern Pennsylvania. While this scenario brought to the forefront the shortcomings of an established education agency, other school districts can learn valuable lessons related to the ever-present need for ethical and responsible operations. Education entities must have safeguards in place that prevent unethical behaviors and internal monitoring systems that assure that those in positions of leadership and authority do not break the sacred trust they have with their constituents.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania