The proper performance of school business is dependent upon high standards of honesty, integrity, impartiality, and professional conduct by Board employees. Further, such characteristics are essential to the Board’s commitment to earn and keep the public’s confidence. For these reasons, the Board adopts the following procedures to assure that conflicts of interest do not occur. These procedures are not intended to be all inclusive or to substitute for good judgment on the part of all employees.
employee shall engage in or have a financial interest, directly or
indirectly, in any activity that conflicts with the employee's job
duties and responsibilities in the school system.
shall not engage in business, private practice of their profession, the
rendering of services, or the sale of goods of any type where advantage
is taken of any professional relationship they may have with any
student, client, or parents of such students, or clients
in the course of their employment with the District.
|Included, by way of illustration rather than limitation, are the following:
|1.||The provision of any private lessons or services for a fee
use, sale, or improper divulging of any privileged information about a
student or client gained in the course of the employee’s employment or
through access to District records
referral of any student or client for lessons or services to any
private business or professional practitioner if there is any
expectation of reciprocal referrals, sharing of fees, or other
remuneration for such referral
requirement of students or clients to purchase any private goods or
services provided by an employee or any business, or professional
practitioner with whom any employee has a financial relationship, as a
condition of receiving any grades, credits, promotions, approvals, or
shall not make use of materials, equipment, or facilities of the
District in private practice. Examples would be the use of facilities
before, during, or after regular business hours for service to private
practice clients, or the checking out of items from an instructional
materials center for private practice.
Exceptions to this policy shall be approved by the Superintendent consistent with Florida law.
F.S. 112.313, 1006.32