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RESOLUTION 2-2-2016 - Prohibiting Reimbursement, Payment or Awarding Grants to Any Act Board Member

RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
OF

DOUGLAS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT RE-l

PROHIBITING REIMBURSEMENT, PAYMENT OR AWARDING GRANTS TO
ANY ACTIVE BOARD MEMBER

 

WHEREAS, service to the parents, students, teachers and taxpayers of Douglas County is an honor bestowed upon Board members by the voters of Douglas County; and

WHEREAS, this honor should be undertaken by Board members in a fashion that leaves unquestioned the motivation for such service; and

WHEREAS, the District  awarding contracts, paying reimbursements or providing any other compensation to Board members for activities such as conferences, travel and lodging may create an appearance of impropriety; and

WHEREAS, Board members soliciting grants from the Douglas County Educational Foundation from which they will be paid does create an appearance of impropriety; and

WHEREAS, Board members should serve parents, students, teachers and the taxpayers of Douglas County at their own expense to avoid even the appearance of impropriety;

BE IT RESOLVED, that District staff, including staff of the Douglas County Educational Foundation ("DCEF") are directed by the Board that no contract, reimbursement, DCEF grant or any other kind of compensation shall be issued to a Board member during their term in office, this includes direct payment of expenses by the District on behalf of a Board member;

BE IT RESOLVED, that a Board member may prospectively request Board approval to apply for a contract, reimbursement, DCEF grant or other compensation from the District provided that the request is placed on the Board agenda, as its own agenda item, and at least five members of the Board vote to approve the request;

BE IT RESOLVED, that upon passage of this resolution, any part of the Board budget containing funds for Board member travel or for any kind of reimbursement shall be allocated, in a manner established by the superintendent, to the District's public schools for the purchase of school supplies.
 

APPROVED this 2nd day of February, 2016, by a vote of 4-3.

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT RE-1
BOARD OF EDUCATION
By:  Meghann Silverthorn, President

 

ATTEST:
By: Nona Eichelberger
      Secretary, Board of Education