OSPA Code of Ethics
always provide for the hiring of the best candidate as objectively as possible, based on a thorough evaluation of qualifications and using a process that includes investigation of references; avoid any appearance of favoritism or discrimination.
always provide for the application of progressive and consistent discipline;
ensure that all employees understand the performance appraisal process;
ensure that hiring, promotion or employment action is taken on the basis of performance, and not on personal, business or family relationship, or any other basis that would violate the letter or spirit of fairness and equity;
ensure that compensation, raise, benefit, leave, medical, evaluation and other confidential information regarding employees is kept in strictest confidence;
provide training and information to district employees to ensure that every aspect of employment and supervision is conducted without appearance of discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, national origin, physical appearance or condition, family relationship, or any other basis other than performance or objective job qualifications;
abide by all legal and ethical requirements of the State of Oregon, Department of Education and Teacher Standards and Practices Commission, regardless of his or her employment status (licensed, confidential or classified);