Parent Involvement Committee » Volunteer Code of Conduct

Volunteer Code of Conduct

This Code of Conduct is an unsigned agreement between the Parent, Carer, Visitor and Global Village Academy Douglas County. The purpose of this code of conduct is to provide the expectations around the conduct of all parents, carers, and visitors connected to our school.

The purpose and mission of the Global Village Academy Parent Involvement Committee (GVA-DC PIC) is to support the education of children at Global Village Academy—Douglas County (GVA-DC) by raising funds and fostering relationships among the school, parents, and teachers.

The objective of the Parent Involvement Committee (“PIC”) is to work with both families and staff to build a solid school community.  Arranging events, volunteering and contribution opportunities, the PIC will work towards raising additional school funds, while providing activities for all to enjoy.  The strength of our school is only as strong as the parents that support it. It is the belief of PIC that the core ingredients of character should be displayed when interacting with faculty, students and other parents via these core ethical values: confidentiality, trust, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, teamwork, and hard work.

PIC Volunteers and Event Attendees Agree To:

  • Follow the core ethical values set forth above when engaging in any communication in the wider community related to Global Village Academy staff, families and the school.
  • Address any issues or concerns with the PIC Executive Board in a professional manner, with an expectation to treat others with dignity and respect. As members of the school community, our behavior is reflective on PIC and our school community.
  • Address any GVA school/student issues or concerns with the school administration, whenever possible, in their attempt to solve problems.
  • Protect the confidentiality of children and families, as it is critical for healthy community relationships.
  • Exhibit a friendly and welcoming attitude to all GVA staff, guests, students, and families. 
  • Not take advantage of their relationship with staff or students for personal gain and they will actively promote the good health and well-being of staff and students.
  • Be fair and will not show preferential treatment in their volunteer roles.
  • Be faithful to the educational and character-development goals of the school and assure that these objectives are not compromised by agreeing to live by the GVA PIC mission statement.
  • Not, by words or conduct, demonstrate prejudice or bias based on race, sex, religion, age, disability, national origin, or sexual orientation, and will not tolerate members of their committees to do so.

Behavior That Is Not Tolerated

  • Disruptive behavior which interferes or threatens to interfere with any of the school's normal operation or activities anywhere on the school premises.
  • Any inappropriate behavior on the school premises.
  • Using loud or offensive language or displaying temper.
  • Threatening in any way, a member of staff, visitor, fellow parent/carer, or child.
  • Damaging or destroying school property.
  • Sending abusive or threatening emails or text/voicemail/phone messages or other written communications (including social media) to anyone within the school community.
  • Defamatory, offensive or derogatory comments regarding the school or any of the pupils/parents/staff/administration at the school on Facebook or other sites
  • The use of physical, verbal or written aggression towards another adult or child. This includes the physical punishment of your own child on school premises.
  • Approaching someone else’s child in order to discuss or chastise them because of the actions of this child towards their own child. (Such an approach to a child may be seen to be an assault on that child and may have legal consequences)
  • Smoking, taking illegal drugs or the consumption of alcohol on school premises. (Alcohol may only be consumed during authorized events.)

Issues of Conduct with the Use of Social Media

  • PIC has a Facebook page that allows parents to receive and respond to messages about school events. We encourage you to positively participate if you wish.
  • Within this space, however, we ask that you use common sense when discussing school life online.
  • Think before you post. We ask that social media, whether public or private, should not be used to fuel campaigns and voice complaints against the school, school staff, parents or children.
  • You should not use social media as a medium to air any concerns or grievances.
  • We take very seriously inappropriate use of social media by a parent to publicly humiliate or criticize another parent, member of staff or child.