3008: Outside Employment

  1. An employee’s responsibilities to the ESU take precedence over personal responsibilities during school hours. Employees may not engage in other employment business activity during assigned duty hours.
  2. Tutoring
    1. Teachers are expected to assist students who are having learning problems as part of the teachers’ employment. Such assistance is expected both in the classroom and at other times during the school day.
    2. A teacher shall not solicit a student or parent to retain the teacher as a tutor and shall not act as a tutor for pay or other remuneration for any student who is then enrolled in any class taught by that teacher.
    3. In all other cases during the school year, a teacher may act as a tutor for pay or other remuneration upon prior approval of the ESU Administrator
  3. Employees shall attend to personal matters outside their assigned duty hours with the ESU whenever possible.
  4. Employees may conduct business on behalf of the ESU during assigned duty hours, but at times that do not disrupt or interfere with teaching responsibilities or student activities.
  5. Employees shall not misrepresent, either expressly or by implication, that any activity, solicitation, or other endeavor is sponsored, sanctioned, or endorsed by the ESU.
  6. In any written or verbal presentation by an employee that might be perceived as being sanctioned, sponsored, or endorsed by the ESU, other than ESU-related instruction or presentation to ESU students or personnel, the employee shall communicate to the audience or recipients that the views expressed are those of the employee and not necessarily those of the ESU or board.
  7. Sale of goods or services by employees.
    1. Employees shall not sell, solicit or promote the sale of goods or services to students.
    2. Employees shall not sell, solicit or promote the sale of goods or services to parents of students when the employee's relationship with the ESU is used to influence any sale or may be reasonably perceived by parents as attempting to influence any sale.
    3. Employees with supervisory or managerial responsibilities shall not sell, solicit or promote the sale of goods or services to employees over whom they have such responsibilities in any manner that could reasonably be perceived as coercive by the subordinate employee(s).
    4. Employees shall not use employee, student, or parent directories in connection with the solicitation, sale, or promotion of goods or services and shall not provide any such directory to any person or entity for any purpose without the prior knowledge or approval of the building principal.
  8. No ESU board member, administrator, teacher, or other employee shall use the personnel, facilities, resources, equipment, property, or funds of the ESU for personal financial gain or business activities.
  9. All written or artistic works, instructional materials, inventions, procedures, ideas, innovations, systems, programs, or other work product created or developed by any employee in the course and scope of performance of his or her employment duties on behalf of the ESU, whether published or not, shall be the exclusive property of the ESU; and the ESU has the sole right to sell, license, assign, or transfer any and all right, title, or interest in and to such property.
  10. Staff may not exploit their professional relationships for personal gain.

Adopted on: June 9, 2008
Revised on: June 11, 2018
Reviewed on: May 9, 2011
Reviewed on: Sept. 13, 2021