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Board Member Ethics

"As a member of the Board, I shall promote the best interests of the District as whole and, to that end, shall adhere to the following ethical standards."

Equity in Attitude
I will be fair and just in all my decisions and actions.
I will accord others the respect I wish for myself.
I will encourage expression of different opinions and listen with open mind to others’ ideas.

Trustworthiness in Stewardship
I will be accountable to the public by representing District policies, programs, priorities, and programs accurately.
I will be responsive to the community by seeking its involvements in District affairs and by communicating its priorities and concerns.
I will work to ensure prudent and accountable use of District resources.
I will make no personal promise or take private action that may compromise my performance or responsibilities.

Honor in Conduct
I will tell the truth.
I will share my views while working for consensus.
I will respect the majority decision as the decision of the Board.
I will base my decisions on fact rather than supposition, opinion, or public favor.

Integrity of Character
I will refuse to surrender judgment to any individual or group at the expense of the District as a whole.
I will consistently uphold all applicable laws, rules, policies, and governance procedures.
I will not disclose information that is confidential by law or that will needlessly harm the District if disclosed.

Commitment to Service
I will focus my attention on fulfilling the Board’s responsibilities of goal setting, policymaking, and evaluation.
I will diligently prepare for and attend Board meetings.
I will avoid personal involvement in activities the Board has delegated to the Superintendent.
I will seek continuing education that will enhance my ability to fulfill my duties effectively.

Student-Centered Focus
I will be continuously guided by what is best for all students of the District.