CONFLICT OF INTEREST

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A Board member shall not have any direct pecuniary interest in a contract with the school district, nor shall any labor, equipment, or supplies be furnished directly to the district by a Board member.

In the event a Board member is employed by a corporation or business or has a secondary interest in a corporation or business which furnishes goods or services to the school district, the Board member shall declare that interest and refrain from debating or voting upon the question of contracting with the company.

It is not the intent of this policy to prevent the district from contracting with a corporation or business because a Board member is an employee of the firm. This policy is designed to prevent placing a Board member in a position where an interest in the public schools and an interest in a place of employment (or other indirect interest) might conflict and to avoid appearances of conflict of interest even though such conflict may not exist.

No member of the Board of Education shall be employed by the Board in any position within the school system. If any member of the Board is employed contrary to the provisions of this bylaw, the office to which he or she was elected or appointed shall become vacant.

 

Date Adopted:  April 28, 1981

Approved 5/7/2013
Previous Policy Number: BB4