March 1, 2024

GP 6 Board Members' Code of Conduct

GP 6 Board Members' Code of Conduct

The board commits itself and its members to ethical, businesslike, and lawful conduct, including proper use of authority and appropriate decorum when acting as board members.

1. Members must demonstrate loyalty to the ownership, uncompromised by loyalties to staff, other organizations, or any personal interests as Students, Parents and Community.

2. Members must avoid conflict of interest with respect to their fiduciary responsibility and other responsibilities to the Board and District, as identified in the Hartford School District School Directors’ Code of Ethics

3. Board members may not attempt to exercise individual authority over the organization.

A. Members' interaction with the Superintendent or with staff must recognize the lack of authority vested in individuals except when explicitly authorized by the board.

B. Members' interactions with the public, the press, or other entities must recognize the same limitation and the inability of any board member to speak for the board except to repeat explicitly stated board decisions.

C. Except for participation in board deliberation about whether the Superintendent has achieved any reasonable interpretation of board policy, members will not express individual judgments of performance of employees and volunteers or the Superintendent.

4. Members will respect the confidentiality appropriate to issues of a sensitive nature.

5. Members will be properly prepared for board deliberation.

6. Members will support the legitimacy and authority of the final determination of the board on any matter, irrespective of the member’s personal position on the issue

First Reading: 4/08/08
Second Reading: 4/22/08
Adoption: 4/22/08