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School District 25 Policy

Board Member Conflict Of Interest

Policy 1125
Adopted: June 25, 2002

Public office is a trust created by the confidence which the public places in the
integrity of its public officers. To preserve this confidence, the Board and its individual
members will operate in a manner which will avoid situations that have the appearance of
a conflict of interest.

A board member shall not have any direct financial interest in a contract with the school
district, nor shall he or she furnish directly any labor or equipment to the district without
disclosing his interest, removing himself from the room when the remainder of the Board
considers the contract or purchase of materials, refrains from attempting to influence the
Board in making its decision, and does not vote on the issue before the board.

It is not the intent of this policy to prevent the district from contracting with
corporations or businesses because a board member is an employee of the firm. The
policy is designed to prevent placing a board member in a position where his interest in
the public schools and his interest in his place of employment (or other indirect interest)
might conflict and to avoid the appearance of conflict of interest even though the conflict
might not exist.

Board members shall not apply for any position within the District. They may
resign from the Board and then apply for a position.

No employee will be placed in any position where direct supervisory authority is
exercised over a family member.

No relative of an employee will be shown preference for employment in any

No Board member shall advocate or cause the employment, appointment,
promotion, transfer, or advancement of a family member to an office or position within
the School District, nor shall any Board member participate in his official capacity as a
Board member regarding a matter relating to the employment or discipline of a family

A family member is defined as a spouse, parent, sibling, child, grandparent or
grandchild; or an individual living in the employee/board member's home.