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GBEA, Staff Ethics/Conflict of Interest

File:  GBEA

 

 

STAFF ETHICS / CONFLICT OF INTEREST

 

The School Committee expects members of its professional staff to be familiar with the code of ethics that applies to their profession and to adhere to it in their relationships with students, parents, coworkers, and officials of the school system.

 

No staff member of the committee will engage in or have a financial interest in, directly or indirectly, any activity that conflicts or raises a reasonable question of conflict with his or her duties and responsibilities in the school system.  Nor will any staff member engage in any type of private business during school time or on school property.

 

Staff members will not engage in work of any type where information concerning customer, client, student, or employer originates from any information available to them through school sources.

 

Moreover, as there should be no conflict of interest in the supervision and evaluation of staff members, at no time may any administrator responsible for the supervision and/or evaluation of an staff member be directly related to him.

 

In order to avoid the appearance of any possible conflict, the school district shall not employ a member of the immediate family (as defined in Chapter 268A of the General Laws) of a Superintendent, central office administrator, or School Committee member, unless written notice is given to the School Committee of the proposal to employ or assign such a person at least thirty days in advance of such person’s employment.

 

[Adopted: November 10, 1997]

 

[Reviewed: January 2003]

 

[Revised: March 2006]

 

Source:  Massachusetts Association of School Committees, Inc.

 

LEGAL REFS.:

M.G.L. 71:37H Ch. 268A, Section 1, Section 19, 20

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