Ohio Code of Conduct FAQs

Below are documents for a variety of topics to Frequently Asked Questions relating to Ohio’s Code of Conduct developed jointly between OEA and the Ohio Department of Education.

Click on each topic to down each document in .pdf format in the links below

  1. Social Media Tips – FAQ 1
    Smart technology is a convenient tool however it is important to keep the use of professional and personal accounts separate.
  2. Extracurricular Leaders – FAQ 2
    Educators who work with students outside of the classroom in academic, art and sports face unique risks.
  3. Dollars and Sense – FAQ 3
    Educators who collect, raise and/or manage money can be held personally and professionally liable.
  4. Drugs and Alcohol – FAQ 4
    Any inappropriate use of alcohol, tobacco or drugs can put an educator’s licensure at risk.
  5. Top Ten Professional Conduct Concerns – FAQ 5
    Information to help caring educators avoid mistakes which can lead to consequences.
  6. Testing and Academic Integrity – FAQ 6
    Accurate collection and reporting of all educational data (testing, attendance, grades, etc.) is required of all licensed educators.
  7. Rapback Applications – FAQ 7
    To ensure safe learning communities, all individuals seeking initial and/or renewal of licenses and permits, must complete required background checks.
  8. Classroom Management and Etiquette – FAQ 8
    The proactive implementation of positive classroom management and expectations can go a long way in preventing licensure consequences.
  9. Broken Contracts – FAQ 9
    All licensed individuals should understand the legal and licensure consequences of breaking a contract.
  10. Educational Leaders – FAQ 10
    Educational leaders who demonstrate professionalism sets the tone of educational communities and workplaces.
  11. Remote Instruction – FAQ 11
    With the changes to instructional format, situations relating to ethics, student privacy and professional conduct may look different.
  12. Professional Boundaries and Personal Business – FAQ 12
    Technology can blur the line between professional and personal interaction with students.
  13. Mandatory Reporting – FAQ 13
    All educational employees are considered mandatory reporters of abuse and neglect.