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Glenbard Township High School District 87
Policy 2:80-E1

Board of Education

Exhibit – Board Member Ethics

Each member of the Glenbard Township High School District 87 Board of Education ascribes to the following code of ethics:

1. I shall represent all school district constituents honestly and equally and refuse to surrender my responsibilities to special interest or partisan political groups.

2. I shall avoid any conflict of interest or any appearance of impropriety which could result from my position, and shall not use my Board of Education membership for personal gain or publicity.

3. I shall recognize that a Board of Education member has no legal authority as an individual and that decisions can be made only by a majority vote at a Board of Education meeting.

4. I shall take no private action that might compromise the Board or administration and shall respect the confidentiality of privileged information.

5. I shall abide by majority decisions of the Board of Education, while retaining the right to seek changes in such decisions through ethical and constructive channels.

6. I shall encourage and respect the free expression of opinion by my fellow Board of Education members and others who seek a hearing before the Board of Education.

7. I shall be involved and knowledgeable about local educational concerns as well as State and national issues.

In addition, I shall encourage my Board of Education to pursue the following goals:

1. The development of educational programs which meet the individual needs of every student, regardless of ability, race, sex, creed, social standing or handicap;

2. The development of procedures for the regular and systematic evaluation of programs, staff performance and Board of Education operations to ensure progress toward educational and fiscal goals;

3. The development of effective Board of Education policies which provide direction for the operation of the schools and delegate authority to the Superintendent for their administration;

4. The development of systematic communications which ensure that the Board of Education, administration, staff, students and community are fully informed and that the staff understands the community’s aspirations for its schools; and

5. The development of sound business practices which ensure that every dollar spent produces maximum benefits.

DATED:       March, 1999

REVIEWED: November 21, 2005