Code of Ethics

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Code of Ethics

Mission
To give children with special needs the same opportunities as their typical peers. To help our students acheive their goals, grow with God and love the arts.
 
Purpose
 
 
To encourage the excitement of learning
To encourage community awareness and sensitivity.
To encourage involvement in the arts— promote appreciation and to stimulate the creative spirit.
 
 
 
Education Goals
Children learn responsibility and accountability for their educational actions by the example of their parents, teachers, and peers.
Cooperation, respect, and good citizenship promote success and positive self-esteem.
Children who develop excitement of learning know no limits.
 
Exposure and involvement in the arts promote appreciation and stimulate the creative spirit.
 
 
Code of Ethics

 

  • We will love God with all our heart, mind, and strength.
  • We will respect and appreciate the individuality and uniqueness of each student.
  • We will love one another as God has loved us, avoiding any form of racism or favoritism.
  • We will respect the personal and private property of others.
  • We will seek the highest good for each person.
  • We will dedicate ourselves to our studies, seeking to fulfill all our responsibilities to the best of our ability.

S afe Environment

P ositive Attitude

E xcellent Education

C ommunity Involvement

I ndividual Attention

A ppreciation of the Arts

L earning Life Skills

 

K indness and Caring

I nnovated Technology

D eserving Respect

S erving the Lord

Non-Discriminatory Policy of SKA

SKA, while founded on faith-based principles, is a non-denominational, church sponsored school that accepts students from all faiths, who agree to adhere to the church-school statement of faith.  Students of all ages have the option to participate in specific faith curricula we offer or other electives.  Special Kids Academy of Arts will admit students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally made available to students.  SKA will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs or other school administered programs.

Ethics in Education Act: Children's Safety.

SKA will conduct an employment history check for instructional personnel, school administrators or any position that requires direct contact with students. The information received form the previous employer will be documented.

Any employee will be automatically disqualified from employment if he/she has been convicted of an act listed under
s.1012.315.F.S.

When an employee is dismissed, terminated or resigns in lieu of termination due to misconduct that affects the health, safety, or welfare of a student, there will be NO confidentiality agreement and the information will be disclosed if SKA is asked for a reference.

All prospective employees will be screened through the Employment Screening Tool provided by the Florida School Choice, Department of Education.

All new employees must attend training provided by SKA regarding ethical standards for misconduct that affects the health, safety or welfare of a student. If an employee suspects another employee, instructional, administrative, or anyone who has direct contact with a student of any misconduct, the employee must call the toll-free abuse hotline number that is located on the posters in the school hallways, (1-800-96ABUSE).

Anyone who suspects misconduct by instructional personel or school administrators which affects the health, safety, or welfare or a student can contact the toll-free abuse hotline number at (1-800-96ABUSE).

39.203 Immunity from liability in cases of child abuse, abandonment, or neglect.

(1)(a) Any person, official, or institution participating in good faith in any act authorized or required by this chapter, or reporting in good faith any instance of child abuse, abandonment, or neglect to the department or any law enforcement agency, shall be immune from any civil or criminal liability which might otherwise result by reason of such action.
(b) Except as provided in this chapter, nothing contained in this section shall be deemed to grant immunity, civil or criminal, to any person suspected of having abused, abandoned, or neglected a child, or committed any illegal act upon or against a child.
(2)(a) No resident or employee of a facility serving children may be subjected to reprisal or discharge because of his or her actions in reporting abuse, abandonment, or neglect pursuant to the requirements of this section.
(b) Any person making a report under this section shall have a civil cause of action for appropriate compensatory and punitive damages against any person who causes detrimental changes in the employment status of such reporting party by reason of his or her making such report. Any detrimental change made in the residency or employment status of such person, including, but not limited to, discharge, termination, demotion, transfer, or reduction in pay or benefits or work privileges, or negative evaluations within a prescribed period of time shall establish a rebuttable presumption that such action was retaliatory.
768.095 Employer immunity from liability; disclosure of information regarding former or current employees.An employer who discloses information about a former or current employee to a prospective employer of the former or current employee upon request of the prospective employer or of the former or current employee is immune from civil liability for such disclosure or its consequences unless it is shown by clear and convincing evidence that the information disclosed by the former or current employer was knowingly false or violated any civil right of the former or current employee protected under chapter 760.