#ABConduct TipSheets can help educators recognize and address ethical dilemmas


Educators have a visible place in their communities. The choices they make, even when well-intended, can affect their families, jobs, schools and profession.
The #ABConduct TipSheets are offered by the Office of Professional Conduct to help education professionals recognize everyday situations that can get good educators in trouble. The first two tip sheets now are available:

  • Social Media – Most educators carry smart phones that give them photo, video and texting opportunities and the ability to post, like or snap. But these social media opportunities can blur the line between work and personal life.
  • Extracurricular Leaders – Athletic coaches, music directors and club advisors have a life-shaping impact on their students, but they also face unique situations. They often spend long hours with students, interact with them outside school and manage public funds. These scenarios present added professional risks. 
#ABConduct TipSheets are produced in cooperation with the Ohio Department of Education, Ohio Education Association and Ohio Federation of Teachers. The initiative is supported by the Buckeye Association of School Administrators, Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators and Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators.