BOARD MEMBER CODE OF ETHICS
will view service on a board of education as an opportunity to serve my
community, state, and nation because I believe public education is the
best means to promote the welfare of our people and to preserve self
will work unremittingly to help the people in my community understand the
importance of public education and to support willingly the highest level
of education we can afford.
will try to make decisions in terms of the best interests of the
educational welfare of children. I will seek to provide an educational
opportunity equally open to all children regardless of ability, race,
creed, or location of residence.
will recognize that my responsibility is not to run the schools but to see
that they are well run. I will confine my board action to policy making,
planning and appraisal.
will refuse to represent special interests or partisan politics or to use
the schools for personal gain or for the gain of friends of supporters.
will arrive at conclusions only after I have discussed matters fully with
members of the professional staff and board members. Once a decision has
been reached by the majority of the board assembled at a meeting, I will
support it graciously.
will recognize that authority rests with the whole board assembled in
meeting and that I have no legal status to bind the board outside of a
will support and protect school personnel in performance of their duties.
I will vote only for competent trained, technical and professional persons
who have been properly recommended by the appropriate administrative
will refer all complaints, including my personal criticisms, to the
appropriate administrative office and only after failure of administrative
solution will discuss such matters at a regular board meeting.
will observe and enforce state laws and regulations pertaining to public
Reference: Neb. Statute 79-526
Reference: 201.01 Board Powers and Responsibilities
Member Conflict of Interest
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