Ms. W, a fourth-grade music teacher, emails parents using the school’s email, notifying them that she is available on weekends and after school to teach violin to students at a reasonable hourly rate. Several of her violin students have been struggling with their lessons. Ms. W feels that the extra time out of school will benefit the students.
- What possible issues/concerns might this scenario raise?
- How could this situation become a violation of the law, the “Code” or other school /district policies?
- In this situation, what are some potentially negative consequences for the teacher, for the students and the school community?
- What responses/actions will result in a more positive outcome and/or what proactive measures might be considered?