Essential Workplace Ethics

KRS 158.1413 requires each school district to implement an essential workplace ethics program that promotes characteristics that are critical to success in the workplace.  Each student in elementary, middle, and high school shall receive essential workplace ethics instruction that shall include but not be limited to:

  • (a) Adaptability, including an openness to learning and problem solving, an ability to embrace new ways of doing things, and a capability for critical thinking;
  • (b) Diligence, including seeing a task through to completion;
  • (c) Initiative, including taking appropriate action when needed without waiting for direct instruction;
  • (d) Knowledge, including exhibiting an understanding of work-related information, the ability to apply that understanding to a job, and effectively explain the concepts to colleagues in reading, writing, mathematics, science, and technology as required by the job;
  • (e) Reliability, including showing up on time, wearing appropriate attire, selfcontrol, motivation, and ethical behavior;
  • (f) Remaining drug-free; and
  • (g) Working well with others, including effective communication skills, respect for different points of view and diversity of coworkers, the ability to cooperate and collaborate, enthusiasm, and the ability to provide appropriate leadership to or support for colleagues.

Individual school Essential Workplace Ethics Programs can be accessed by clicking the links below.