FILE:  F-11.9b

Cf:  B-15, F-11.3





All employees shall be responsible and accountable for adhering to all Central Community School Board policies, and accompanying administrative regulations and procedures, and to all state and federal laws governing the operation of the school system.  Employees therefore have a duty to promptly and confidentially report any illegal or unethical act, practice or activity of which they become aware by a School Board member, employee or official or by an outside agency transacting business with the School Board.  It is the policy of the School Board to protect employees who have reported such activities in keeping with School Board policies and procedures.


Matters to be reported include any illegal, fraudulent, or dishonest activity arising in connection with school system operations or activities.  Unethical activities to be reported under this policy are those acts or practices that are prohibited by the Louisiana Code of Governmental Ethics (La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§42:1101-42:1170).


Reports of illegal or unethical acts, practices or activities shall be made confidentially to one’s immediate supervisor, except when the act, practice or activity involves the supervisor, in which event the report shall be made to the Superintendent or his/her designee.  Reports of illegal or unethical acts, practices or activities involving the Superintendent shall be made to the School Board President.




Central Community School Board employees and officials shall not take retaliatory action, or threaten retaliatory action against any person who in good faith and pursuant to this policy reports any workplace practice, act or activity which he/she reasonably believes to be in violation of any state or federal law, including the state code of ethics for public employees or elected public officials, or against anyone who in good faith, and after having informed the School Board thereof:  (1) discloses or threatens to disclose a workplace act, practice, or activity that is a violation of law; (2) provides information to or testifies before any public body conducting an investigation, hearing or inquiry into any violation of the law; or (3) objects to or refuses to participate in an employment act, practice or activity that is in violation of law.


The term retaliation shall include, but not be limited to, any form of intimidation, reprisal, harassment or adverse change in the terms and conditions of employment, either at the time the report is made or any time thereafter.



Ref:    La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§17:81, 23:968


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