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Code of Ethics


As a member of the Board, I shall promote the best interests of the District as a whole, and, to that end, I shall adhere to the following ethical standards:

I will be fair, just, and impartial in all my decisions and actions.
I will accord others the respect I wish for myself.
I will encourage expressions of different opinions and listen with an open mind to others' ideas.

I will be accountable to the public by representing District policies, programs, priorities, and progress accurately.
I will be responsive to the community by seeking its involvement in District affairs and by communicating its priorities and concerns.
I will work to ensure prudent and accountable use of District resources.
I will make no personal promise or take private action that may compromise my performance or my responsibilities.

I will tell the truth.
I will share my views while working for consensus.
I will respect the majority decision as the decision of the Board.
I will base my decisions on fact rather than supposition, opinion, or public favor.

I will refuse to surrender judgment to any individual or group at the expense of the District as a whole.
I will consistently uphold all applicable laws, rules, policies, and governance procedures.
I will not disclose information that is confidential by law or that will needlessly harm the District if disclosed.

I will focus my attention on fulfilling the Board's responsibilities of goal setting, policymaking, and evaluation.
I will diligently prepare for and attend Board meetings.
I will avoid personal involvement in activities the Board has delegated to the Superintendent.
I will seek continuing education that will enhance my ability to fulfill my duties effectively.

I will be continuously guided by what is best for all students of the District.

DATE ISSUED: 06/22/2000

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Paris, Texas 75460
Phone: 903-737-7473
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Quick Tip is a support system that allows students to communicate with school administrators. While the district already has many programs to help students deal with challenges such as bullying behaviors, stress, peer pressure, and family problems, Quick Tip helps break the code of silence often experienced by students because it allows them to report concerns to administrators anonymously.

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SchoolMessenger Quick Tip app is available for both iOS (iTunes App Store) and Android devices (Google Play). Download SchoolMessenger Quick Tip App. When launching the app for the first time, you will be prompted to enter the school district code. The school district code is paristx.

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