Brunswick County hiring policies change
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Another school policy reported last week was New Hanover County’s new policy to prohibit faculty relationships with students. Today Brunswick County officials said they have made changes in teaching their policy to their staff. This year Brunswick teachers are required to watch two videos on relationships and sexual harassment. The assistant superintendent Terry Chestnutt said the schools have concentrated on the issue recently. “It's been a major focus of ours in past years and this year. Especially in that principals will have staff development on continual basis with their employees concerning those areas.” County schools have a partnership with the District Attorney to educate teachers on new issues. Brunswick County prohibits student faculty relationships and requires anyone who suspects inappropriate behavior to report it.

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Why does a policy need to be put in place? You are supposed to be hiring teachers with college educations, and I would hope some good common sense, to know that A TEACHER DOES NOT GET INVOLVED IN A PHYSICAL OR EMOTIONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH A STUDENT! These people are predators in the worst sense, and schools need to be on the lookout for them, and when they are caught and convicted, put them in prison where they belong!!!! I think the schools defend alot of this that goes on because they are afraid of lawsuits, but it is time to stand up for what is right!!! We are to protect our children, whatever it takes.
The hiring policies don't need to be changed .. it's the FIRING policies that need to be adjusted; and the firing needs to start at the top w/ McGee and Chestnutt. This is where most of these problems really lay.