The School and its employees have a duty to avoid real, perceived or potential conflicts of interest. A conflict of interest is defined as an event or transaction where an employee is in a position to influence a decision or have business dealings on behalf of the School that might result in personal gain for the employee and/or one of their relatives. Examples of conflict of interest include, but are not limited to, accepting gifts of any value associated with procurement or other business dealings, requesting or granting favors, conducting undisclosed or undeclared business for personal gain.  A conflict of interest for personal gain can result from situations where you or a relative receives a bribe, gift, special consideration or kick-back as a result of a transaction involving the School. 

School employees may not transact undisclosed business when a conflict of interest is present. Failure of an employee to declare a conflict of interest in writing to the School Director, business office and/or the Governing Board prior to business dealings where a conflict of interest is present may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment and may be subject to criminal prosecution. All School employees shall follow applicable laws or administrative rules associated with conflicts of interest.