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B.05 Board Member Conflict of Interest - October 2003 Revision

Note: This policy was reviewed, revised, and renamed in August 2010. We provide this revision for historic purposes only. Please refer to the current policy.

Board of Education members are prohibited from using confidential information acquired by virtue of their associations with the District for their individual or another's private gain.

Board members are prohibited from requesting or receiving and accepting a gift or loan for themselves or another that tends to influence them or appear to influence them in the discharge of their duties as Board members.

Business with suppliers to the District will not be influenced or appear to be influenced by a Board member's financial interest.

Board members must, in all instances, maintain their conduct at the highest standards. Board members must not engage in activities which violate federal, state, or local laws or which, in any way, diminish the integrity, efficiency, or discipline of the District.

Board members shall disclose known potential conflicts of interest in connection with board contracts, purchases, payments or other pecuniary transactions in writing to the Board of Education Office on an annual basis. New Board members will be notified of this policy upon assuming their job duties. Board members must notify the Board office if conditions change.

The Board will not initially employ or approve the initial employment in any capacity of a person who is the spouse, father, father-in-law, mother, mother-in-law, son, son-in-law, daughter, or daughter-in-law of any Board member, in accordance with New Mexico State Statutes.

Legal Ref.: 22-5-6 NMSA 1978 (1988 Repl.)

NSBA/NEPN Classification: BC, BCB

Approved: January 3, 1986
Approved: September 6, 1989
Reviewed: January 17, 1990
Reviewed: November 16, 1994
Approved: December 7, 1994
Revised: February 20, 1996
Reviewed: January 1, 2001
Revised: April 2001
Revised: October 2003