GBEA: Staff Ethics/Conflict of Interest

The Committee expects members of its 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 other stakeholders.

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

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

As there should be no conflict of interest in the supervision and evaluation of employees, at no time may any administrator responsible for the supervision and/or evaluation of an employee be directly related to him/her.

In order to avoid the appearance of any possible conflict, it is the policy of the Committee that when an immediate family member, as defined in the Conflict of Interest statute, of a Committee member or district administrator (noted to be any staff member who hires, or recommends hires to the Superintendent) is to be hired into or promoted within the district, the Superintendent will file public notice with the Committee and the Melrose City Clerk at least two weeks prior to executing the hiring in accordance with the law.

MSC first vote: 10/14/14
MSC second vote: 10/28/14