Principals may make extra duty assignments for teachers at their schools. Teachers are expected to do the following when assigned by their principals: general supervision of students whenever students are on school grounds or elsewhere during any school function, hall duty, yard duty, bus duty or lunchroom duty.
All employees are required to meet the guidelines for the screening and evaluation of tuberculosis according to Greenwood 50 policy and South Carolina law. The required tuberculin skin test and/or chest X-rays may be secured from a physician or county health department. The completed form must be submitted to the Human Resources Office prior to the first day the employee reports for work.
Health-Related Service to Ill and/or
During a typical school day, students frequently become ill or are injured. School personnel, such as school secretaries or teachers, may be the persons who provide the necessary first aid assistance to the student. As increasing attention is given to infectious diseases, all health care providers should be aware of simple and effective strategies that provide maximum protection from infection for themselves and students. While AIDS is the most publicized infectious disorder, diseases such as Hepatitis-B and Tuberculosis are more common in the public school population and also present serious health concerns. These guidelines are intended to provide procedures that reduce the risk of infection that may be present.
A. Basic Guidelines for Routine Situations
1. Nothing takes the place of good common sense when dealing with a student who has been injured or becomes ill at school. Procedures and guidelines should always be considered in light of the situation; emergencies will require different handling than more ordinary situations.
2. The person providing the medical assistance should wash his or her hands BEFORE and AFTER dealing with a student. This is for the protection of the student as well as the worker.
3. Any medical supplies that are out-of-date should be discarded. Check the expiration dates on bottles/containers.
4. Medical supplies that have been contaminated through contact with hands or other body parts should immediately be discarded. For example, when using eyewash, the bottle should never touch the student's face.
B. Situations Involving Blood or Body Fluids
C. Situations Involving Toileting
All employees are also expected to maintain standards of physical and mental health conducive to the effective and efficient performance of their duties.
The "pony" makes a daily delivery from the district office to each school and from each school to the district office. Materials or correspondence may also be sent in the "pony" from one school to another; this service takes two days. The district media center and ITV distribution center use the "pony" for pickup and delivery.
Staff development activities
occur during and after school time throughout the year. Some are district-wide in scope, while
others are planned for specific groups such as subject area teachers, grade
level teachers or individual school staff members. Staff development is considered a critical element in school
improvement and a vital component in the district's commitment to
excellence. Greenwood 50's staff
development plan includes a program approved by the State Board of Education
that provides an alternative opportunity for teachers to renew their teaching
credentials every five years. Specific
certificate renewal points are assigned for each activity, which is scheduled
after regular school hours. A staff
development calendar distributed to schools monthly describes upcoming