DBD(LOCAL) - EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS: CONFLICT OF INTEREST
Note: For conflicts of interest and gifts and gratuities related to federal grants and awards, see CB and CBB.
All employees are required to acknowledge receipt of, and to comply with, all District policies regarding conflict of interest.
Disclosure — General Standard
An employee shall disclose to his or her immediate supervisor a personal financial interest, a business interest, or any other obligation or relationship that in any way creates a potential conflict of interest with the proper discharge of assigned duties and responsibilities or with the best interest of the District.
The Superintendent shall file an affidavit with the Board President disclosing a substantial interest, as defined by Local Government Code 171.002, in any business or real property that the Superintendent or any of his or her relatives in the first degree may have.
Any other employee who is in a position to affect a financial decision involving any business entity or real property in which the employee has a substantial interest, as defined by Local Government Code 171.002, shall file an affidavit with the Superintendent; however, the employee shall not be required to file an affidavit for the substantial interest of a relative.
Interest in Property
The Superintendent shall be required to file an affidavit disclosing interest in property in accordance with Government Code 553.002.
Annual Financial Management Report
The Superintendent, as the executive officer of the District, shall provide to the District in a timely manner information necessary for the District's annual financial management report.
An employee shall not accept or solicit any gift, favor, service, or other benefit that could reasonably be construed to influence the employee's discharge of assigned duties and responsibilities. [See CAA, CB, and CBB]
Employees of the District may accept the following:
Gifts that are of nominal value given for the purpose of advertising, ceremonial occasions, or official events.
Infrequent business meals of nominal value.
Infrequent entertainment or social invitations, provided the entertainment or social invitation is not directed to the District or a select group of area school districts.
As used in this policy, nominal value is defined as $50 or less.
Employees may accept expense-paid trips that are part of the normal business activities of the District. Trips taken by employees must be approved in advance by the Superintendent.
Trips, expenses, gifts, and awards related to the business of the District and paid for by the District may be accepted by the employee.
An employee shall not recommend, endorse, or require students to purchase any product, material, or service in which the employee has a financial interest or that is sold by a company that employs or retains the District employee during nonschool hours. No employee shall require students to purchase a specific brand of school supplies if other brands are equal and suitable for the intended instructional purpose.
An employee shall not use his or her position with the District to attempt to sell products or services. During school hours, employees may not sell to students any products in which they have a financial interest.
An employee shall disclose in writing to his or her immediate supervisor any outside employment that in any way creates a potential conflict of interest with the proper discharge of assigned duties and responsibilities or with the best interest of the District.
An employee shall disclose in writing to his or her immediate supervisor any private tutoring of District students for pay.