PROTECTION FOR TEACHERS Sample Clauses

PROTECTION FOR TEACHERS. 7-1 The School Trustees will provide liability insurance protection and/or legal assistance for any teacher who is acting within the scope of his duties. 7-2 No written periodic evaluation report or written reprimand concerning a teacher shall become part of the teacher's personnel file without the teacher being presented a copy signed by both the teacher and the evaluator thereof, and being given the opportunity to discuss the matter with the principal. Teachers shall have the right, upon request, to review the contents of their personnel file in the presence of the Superintendent or his designee. A teacher will be entitled to have a representative of the Association accompany him during such review, if the teacher's written consent is given to the Superintendent or his designee. If at any time a teacher feels that any matter in his personnel file is objectionable, he shall have the right to respond in writing, which response shall become part of his permanent personnel file. A teacher may request the removal of any objectionable material, which removal would be subject to the approval of the School Trustees. 7-3 A teacher may restrain a pupil when it is essential for self-defense, or for the protection of other persons or property. 7-4 If any complaints are filed against a teacher that warrant written documentation, the teacher should be notified of such complaints and allowed to respond in writing. Other than School Trustees' executive sessions, the teacher will have the right to be present during any conferences that concern the above complaints.7-5 No teacher shall be reduced in rank or compensation as a disciplinary act. Any such reduction in rank or compensation because of disciplinary action shall be subject to the professional grievance procedure as set forth in Article II. All information forming the basis for such disciplinary action will be made available to the teacher, and upon written consent of the teacher, to the Association. 7-6 Protection for Teachers. No post-probationary teacher will be suspended, dismissed, or not reemployed without just cause. The requirements of 391.311 to 391.3197, inclusive, shall not apply to post- probationary teachers. Progressive discipline shall apply to all disciplinary action undertaken by the District, unless the charged misconduct justifies immediate suspension or summary dismissal; however, any discipline less severe than suspension or termination shall not be subject to final and binding arbitration, bu...