Prohibition Against Employment of Board Members as Teachers


Nebraska statutes recognize the inherent conflict of interest that is created when a member of the board of education serves as a certificated employee of the district.  Consequently, section 79-554 of the statutes prohibits a board member from being employed as a teacher in a school district where he or she also serves on the board.


The board will allow a member of the board of education to be employed by the school district in a non-teaching capacity, including substitute teaching.    Board members who are also employed by the district are strictly prohibited from discussing any issue with students, staff or parents in their capacity as an employee that may come before the board.  Board members who are employed by the school district must fully comply with Policy 2005: Conflict of Interest.  


This policy does not prohibit the board from contracting with members of the board for services or products when the relationship is not one of employer/employee and such contracts are in compliance with the requirements of statute and board policy regarding conflicts of interest.



Adopted on: July 13, 2009

Revised on:  August 12, 2013

Reviewed on:  January 13, 2014

Reviewed on:  March 13, 2015

Revised on: June 13, 2016