Section 2:100

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October 2022

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 law; or (2) solicit or accept gratuities, favors, or anything 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, or a tangible benefit from the entity selected for the contract:

  1. A member of the Board member's immediate family or household;
  2. The Board member's 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.
  • 105 ILCS 5/10-9.
  • 5 ILCS 420/, Illinois Governmental Ethics Act.
  • 30 ILCS 708/, Grant Accountability and Transparency Act.
  • 50 ILCS 105/3, Public Officer Prohibited Activities Act.
  • 2 C.F.R. §200.318(c)(1).
  • Section 2:105 (Ethics and Gift Ban)
  • Section 5:120 (Ethics, Code of Professional Conduct; and Conflict of Interest)
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