Code of Ethics/Practice
Code of Ethics
Members of the BCSSA shall:
Aspire to provide the best possible educational experiences and opportunity for students, recognizing that the needs of the students are their primary consideration.
Exemplify the highest standards of personal integrity in their relations with students, parents, teachers, colleagues, board members and the public.
Show respect to colleagues and not knowingly, by work or deed, undermine a colleague or cause him/her to suffer professional disrespect.
- Develop and sustain a professional climate that promotes the effectiveness and the creative capabilities of all personnel.
- Respect the public trust represented by their position and not permit considerations of private gain nor personal interests to effect the discharge of professional obligations.
- Accept the responsibility to be learned and contribute to a growing body of specialized knowledge and skills in educational leadership.
Conduct oneself in a manner that brings credit and honour to the profession and to the association.
The Board of Directors is made up of 13 persons who are elected or appointed by the active members. The president, vice-president, secretary-treasurer and past president (the most recently retired president), in addition to being members of the Board, are the association’s table officers. Active members of each of the six regional chapters appoint one member to occupy the position of director on the executive. The Board of Directors also includes the chairs of the Professional Development Committee and Membership Services Committee.
Members, staff, and contractors of the BCSSA
- Are strong advocates for public education
- Are employed in positions of trust, therefore, integrity is the key guiding principle in all aspects of decision-making and actions with students, colleagues, other education partners, the ministry and the public
- Must ensure impartiality and objectivity with freedom from conflicts between their private interests and professional responsibilities
- Accept the responsibility to keep current with developments in education and contribute to the growing body of knowledge, concepts and skills that characterize educational leadership
- Ensure the best possible educational experience, opportunities and outcomes for every student
- Seek to preserve and enhance the prestige and status of the education profession
- Implement, in good faith, all provincial regulations, ministerial orders and policies duly adopted by government and the Board for whom they are employed
- Seek to keep the community fully and honestly informed about its schools and the district, while maintaining confidences entrusted to them in the course of executing the affairs of the schools