BCA_School Board Member Code of Ethics

                                                                                                                                                                            Code:  BCA


  As a member of my local Board of Trustees I will strive to improve public education, and to that end I will:

 *           Attend all regularly scheduled board meetings insofar as possible, and become informed concerning the issues to be considered at those meetings;

 *           Recognize that I should endeavor to make policy decisions only after full discussion at publicly held board meetings;

 *           Render all decisions based on the available facts and my own independent judgment, and refuse to surrender that judgment to individuals of special interest groups;

 *           Encourage the free expression of opinion by all board members, and seek systematic communications between the Board and students, staff and all elements of the community;

 *           Work with other board members to establish effective Board policies and to delegate authority for the administration of the schools to the superintendent;

 *           Communicate to other board members and the superintendent expressions of public reaction to Board policies and school programs;

 *           Inform myself about current education issues by individual study and through participation in programs providing needed information, such as those sponsored by the state and National School Boards Association;

 *           Support the employment of those persons best qualified to serve as school staff, and insist on a regular impartial evaluation of all staff;

 *           Avoid being placed in a position of conflict of interest, and refrain from using Board position for personal or partisan gain;

 *           Take no private action that will compromise the Board or administration, and respect the confidentiality of information that is privileged;

 *           Remember, always, that the first and greatest concern must be the educational welfare of the students attending the public schools.

 Adoption Date: 11/9/80

Amended Date: 4/17/14

Tanya Greenwell,
May 19, 2014, 1:38 PM