Alabama school board OKs ethics rules for teachers

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Board of Education has voted to place ethical standards for teachers and other educators into the administrative code for public schools.

The vote Tuesday came despite objections from the Alabama Education Assocition that the ethics code is too vague.

The state school board has had a code of ethics for four years, but putting it in the administrative code allows employees to be disciplined for violating it.

The code has a long list of rules, including not harassing colleagues, properly representing the facts in educational matters and not using tobacco or alcohol on school grounds. The board's vote was 8-0 with one abstention.

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