All persons acting as lobbyists must register with the District annually and disclose the identity of the principal whom they represent at the beginning of every communication, when the intent of the communications is to lobby. This includes such communications with the School Board, School Board Members, Superintendent, the Deputy Superintendent, Cabinet and Assistant Superintendents and Officers.
For purposes of this policy, a lobbyist is defined as any individual, firm, corporation, or other business entity who engages in lobbying for the economic gain of a principal, regardless of whether they are compensated for lobbying or not. The term lobbyist specifically includes the principal, as well as any agent, officer, or employee, of a principal regardless of whether or not the employee’s normal scope of employment includes lobbying activities.
The annual registration fee for lobbyists shall be set at $250, due upon registration.
The Superintendent or his designee shall establish a registration form and registry of lobbyists and shall collect the annual fee.
The Superintendent or his designee shall investigate any alleged violation of this policy. Violation of this policy may result in penalties including prohibiting the violator from lobbying in the District for a period not to exceed one year.
This policy is effective August 1, 2018.
Adopted May 15, 2018