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2:100 Board Member Conflict of Interest

School Board

Board Member Conflict of Interest

No School Board member shall: (1) have a beneficial interest directly or indirectly in any contract, work, or business of the District unless permitted by State or federal law; or (2) solicit or accept gratuities, favors, or anything of monetary value from contractors, potential contractors, or parties to agreements or contracts with the District. Situations in which the interest is not substantial or the gift is an unsolicited item of nominal value must comply with State law and Board policy 2:105, Ethics and Gift Ban.

Board members must annually file a Statement of Economic Interests as required by the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act. Each Board member is responsible for filing the statement with the county clerk of the county in which the District’s main office is located by May 1.

Federal and State Grant Awards
No Board member shall participate in the selection, award, or administration of a contract supported by a federal award or State award governed by the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) (30 ILCS 708/) if he or she has a real or apparent conflict of interest. A conflict of interest arises when a Board member or any of the following individuals has a financial or other interest in the entity selected for the contract:

1. Any person that has a close personal relationship with a Board member that may compromise or impair the Board member’s fairness and impartiality, including a member of the Board member’s immediate family or household;

2. The Board member’s business partner; or

3. An entity that employs or is about to employ the Board member or one of the individuals listed in one or two above.


LEGAL REF.: 5 ILCS 420/4A-101.5, 420/4A-105, 420/4A-106.5, and 420/4A-107.
30 ILCS 708/, Grant Accountability and Transparency Act.
50 ILCS 105/3.
105 ILCS 5/10-9.
2 C.F.R. §200.318(c)(1).
CROSS REF.: 2:105 (Ethics and Gift Ban), 4:60 (Purchases and Contracts), 5:120 (Employee Ethics; Conduct; and Conflict of Interest)
ADOPTED: May 14, 1997
REVISED: December 15, 2015 September 17, 2003 June 23, 2004 September 23, 2009 October 20, 2010 April 18, 2002 May 21, 2014 December 16, 2015 June 21, 2017 December 18, 2019

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