Adoption Date: 10/8/1970, Revised: 7/19/1994; 6/20/00; Revised 05/07/2013; Revised 11/15/16; 11/5/19

Section 1.
Board members and employees of the Brockport Central School District hold their positions to
serve and benefit the public, and not to obtain unwarranted personal or private gain in the 
exercise of their official powers and duties. The Board of Education recognizes that, in 
furtherance of this fundamental principle, there is a need for clear and reasonable standards of 
ethical conduct. This policy establishes those standards.

The provisions of this policy are intended to supplement Article 18 of General Municipal Law 
Sections and any other law relating to ethical conduct of Board members and employees, and should 
not be construed to conflict with those authorities

Section 2.
Standards of Conduct. Every Board member or employee of the Brockport Central District shall be 
subject to and abide by the following standards of conduct:

A.  Gifts
Pursuant to Section 805-a of the General Municipal Law, he/she shall not, directly or indirectly, 
solicit any gift or accept or receive any gift having a value of seventy-five dollars ($75.00) or 
more, whether in the form of money, services, loan, travel, entertainment, hospitality, thing or 
promise, or any other form, under circumstances in which it could reasonably be inferred that the 
gift was intended or expected to influence him/her in the performance of official duties or was 
intended as a reward for any official action on his/her part.

B.  Confidential Information
He/she shall not disclose confidential information acquired by him/her in the course of his/her 
official duties or use such information to further his/her personal interest.

C.  Representation before one's own agency
He/she shall not receive, or enter into any agreement, express or implied, for compensation for 
services to be rendered in relation to any matter before any municipal agency of which he/she is an 
officer, member or employee or of any municipal agency over which he/she has jurisdiction or to 
which he/she has the power to appoint any member, officer or employee.

D.  Representation before any agency for a contingent fee
He/she shall not receive, or enter into any agreement, express or implied, for compensation for 
services to be rendered in relation to any matter before any agency of his/her municipality,
whereby his/her compensation is to be dependent or contingent upon any action by such agency
with respect to such matter, provided that this paragraph shall not prohibit the fixing at any time
of fees based upon the reasonable value of services rendered.

E.  Disclosure of interest in resolution
To the extent that he/she knows thereof, a Board member or employee of the Brockport Central 
District, whether paid or unpaid, who participates in the discussion or gives official opinion to 
the Board of Education on any resolution before the Board of Education shall publicly disclose on 
the official record the nature and extent of any direct or indirect financial or other private 
interest he/she has in such resolution.

F.   Investments in conflict with official duties
He/she shall not invest or hold any investment directly or indirectly in any financial, business, 
commercial, or other private transaction, that creates a conflict with his/her official duties.

G.  Private employment
He/she shall not engage in, solicit, negotiate for or promise to accept private employment or 
render services for private interests when such employment or service creates a conflict with or 
impairs the proper discharge of his/her official duties.

H.  Future employment
He/she shall not, after the termination of service or employment with the School District, appear 
before any board or agency of the Brockport Central District in relation to any case, proceeding, 
or application in which he/she personally participated during the period of his/her service or 
employment or which was under his/her active consideration.

Section 3.
Nothing herein shall be deemed to bar or prevent the timely filing by a present or former Board 
member or employee of any claim, account, demand or suit against the Brockport Central District, or 
any agency thereof on behalf of himself/herself or any member of his/her family arising out of any 
personal injury or property damage or for any lawful benefit authorized or permitted by law.

Section 4.
Distribution/Posting of Code of Ethics. The Superintendent of the Brockport Central District shall 
cause a copy of this Code of Ethics to be distributed/posted to every Board member and employee of 
the School District. The Superintendent shall also cause a copy of the General Municipal Law 
Section 800-809 to be kept posted in each building in the District in a place conspicuous to its 
Board members and employees. Failure to distribute/post any such copy of this code of ethics or 
failure of any Board member or employee to receive such copy, as well as failure to distribute/ 
post any such copy of General Municipal Law Sections 800-809, shall have no effect on the duty of 
compliance with, nor with the enforcement of provisions thereof.

Section 5.
In addition to any penalty contained in any other provision of law, any person who shall knowingly 
and intentionally violate any of the provisions of this code may be fined, suspended or removed 
from office or employment, as the case may be, in the manner provided by law.

Policy References:
General Municipal Law, Article 18 Education Law Section 410
Labor Law Section 201-d

Policy Cross References:

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