While students are the major stakeholders, Prince George’s County Public Schools recognizes that there are many other stakeholders who both directly and indirectly impact the success of students. Each of these groups has specific rights and responsibilities that when fulfilled contribute to strong schools and exceptional student achievement.

A. Responsibilities of Teachers/Staff  

Teachers shall have the responsibility to: 

  • Be prepared to teach and provide quality instruction within the current curricular framework. 
  • Maintain an environment of mutual respect and dignity. 
  • Demonstrate interest in teaching and concern for student achievement. 
  • Remain knowledgeable about school policies and rules, and enforce them in a fair, impartial, and consistent manner for all students. 
  • Communicate policies and expectations to students and parents, including: 
    • Course objectives and requirements. 
    • Grading procedures. 
    • Assignment deadlines. 
    • Classroom discipline plan.
  • Communicate information regarding student progress and achievement on a regular and timely basis to students, parents, and other involved professionals. 
  • Exhibit an attitude of respect for students that has a positive influence in helping students develop good citizenship traits. 
  • Maintain an atmosphere that contributes to positive student behavior. 
  • Provide make-up work upon request for students with lawful absences, including those students on suspension. 
  • Encourage the use of appropriate guidance services. 
  • Develop and maintain a positive working relationship with students and staff. 
  • Strive to improve the quality of life throughout the school community.

B. Responsibilities of Administrators  

School administrators are responsible to:

  • Support teaching and learning by creating and maintaining a safe and orderly environment. 
  • Promote communication with all members of the school community and present opportunities for students, staff, and parents to redress grievances. 
  • Evaluate instructional programs regularly and comprehensively. 
  • Support the development of and participation in appropriate extracurricular activities by students. 
  • Enforce the Code of Student Conduct and ensure the fair, consistent, and prompt resolution of concerns and infractions.

Taken from Administrative Procedure 10101 – Code of Student Conduct 

Last modified: 8/10/2011 8:29:44 AM