No Board member nor employee of the Board shall engage in or have a financial interest, directly or indirectly, in any activity that conflicts or raises a reasonable question of conflict with his duties and responsibilities in the school system. Nor shall any employee engage in any kind of private business during school time or on school property. Staff members may not use school time, facilities, or students to solicit, sell, or promote individual businesses.
Board members and employees of the Board will not engage in any activity that conflicts, or raises a reasonable question of conflict, with their responsibilities in the school system. More specifically, they will not:
1. Use institutional privileges for private gain.
2. Solicit or receive compensation, other than that allowed by law, for performance of his/her duties. This precludes, among other things, acceptance of any gratuities, gifts, or favors that might impair or appear to impair professional judgment; and any personal dealings with any individual or entity with whom he/she, on behalf of the Board, has any direct or indirect contact for purposes of obtaining from such individual or entity, noncompetitive contracts, services, or materials.
3. Knowingly authorize or employ the authority or influence of his/her office to secure authorization of any public contract in which he/she, am ember of his/her family, or any of his/her business associates has an interest.
4. Offer any favor, service, or thing of value to obtain special advantage.
5. Permit commercial exploitation of his/her position.
6. Engage in selling any of the following merchandise or services for personal profit to students or parents in the attendance area served by the schools in which they work: instructional supplies and equipment; reference books; educational tours.
7. Furnish lists of students or parents to anyone selling such materials or services.
Employees will use time granted for leave, planning, and workshops for the purpose for which it is intended.
There shall be no conflict of interest in the immediate supervision of employees. At no time may a close relative directly supervise an employee. A close relative shall be defined as meaning the supervisor’s mother, father, stepmother, stepfather, sister, brother, stepsister, stepbrother, spouse, ex-spouse, children, stepchildren, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, father-in-law, mother-in-law, cousin, aunt, uncle, nephew, niece, grandchildren and grandparents.
Current practice codified: 1978
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