Board Ethics

Board Ethics


Description
Board member behavior is extremely important as the Governance Team is modeling how they want students, staff and parents to behave. The State of Georgia has a specific Code of Ethics that each school board must adopt as part of its own policy manual. This course will provide an overview of the ethics and tips on ensuring school boards abide by the policy.

Course Length: 2 Hours
Board Training Credit: 2 Hours

Standard Domains
I - Governance Structure
III - Board and Community Relations
IV - Policy Development
VI - Personnel
VII - Financial Governance
VIII - Ethics
Content
  • Welcome and Course Overview
  • Introduction
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • What does a school board member do?
  • Ethics Defined
  • GSBA Ethics Brochure
  • Legal Requirements
  • Legal Requirements
  • Ga DOE Model Code of Ethics
  • Conflict of Interest
  • Ga DOE Sample Conflict of Interest
  • Trouble Spots
  • Consequences
  • Ethics Knowledge Check #1
  • Ethics Case Studies
  • Personnel Employment
  • Personnel Employment Knowledge Check
  • Personnel Employment "Wrap Up"
  • The Basketball Coach
  • Personnel / Student Records
  • School Board Meetings Knowledge Check
  • School Board Meetings Summarized
  • Contracts
  • Conclusion
  • Ethics Final Knowledge Check
  • Course Evaluation
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever