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The resources provided on this page are intended to assist in educator ethics awareness. Click on the links below to view:
Standards of the Code of Ethics
Establishing an Ethical School Culture
Standard 1 - Legal Compliance
Standard 2 - Conduct with Students
Standard 3 - Alcohol or Drugs
Standard 4 - Honesty
Standard 5 - Public Funds and Property
Standard 6 - Remunerative Conduct
Standard 7 - Confidential Information
Standard 8 - Required Reports
Standard 9 - Professional Conduct
Standard 10 - Testing
The Code of Ethics for General Presentation - FY 2021
- July 2020
2018-19 PSC CODE OF ETHICS
-- GaPSC Presentation of The Code of Ethics
Vaping: Reporting Guidelines - February 2021
Breach of Contract Guidelines - January 2018
Professional Ethics PD 2.0
-- Professional Ethics Development Presentation - March 2019
-- GaPSC Assessment Presentation - December 2017
White County High School Warrior TV/Film Department Ethics Videos
– In conjunction with the White County School System, the GaPSC is making available to school systems and Education Preparation Programs a 2015 video that provides skits regarding violations of the 11 standards of the Code of Ethics for Georgia Educators to be used for training purposes.
and Pioneer RESA - This one-of-a-kind program is delivered online and provides school board members with tools to build an ethical culture in their school system.
RESA Course #1397 - Ethics for Educators
– In this online course participants will focus on professional ethics - our shared and mutually enforced professional norms. Participants will go through three learning tools created by EthicsGame that will enhance their ethical awareness, critical thinking, and ethical decision making. Completers can earn one PLU. There is a cost associated with the course. This course is an excellent resource to use in a professional development plan for Educators who have recently received a sanction to their certificate. Visit the website for more information:
Georgia Center for Child Advocacy
– Georgia’s Prevention Initiative starts with the premise that adults are responsible for the safety of children. But many adults feel unable to protect children from sexual abuse because they do not know enough about the problem or the steps they can take to reduce the risk. This Stewards of Children Prevention Training provides training for adults and teachers on signs of sex abuse displayed by children. There is a cost for this program. See
for more information.
is a web-based, online training and records management system which helps systems manage their critical compliance related activities; available 24/7.
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