Nepotism Prohibition: Employment/Supervision of Relatives
The following provisions shall govern conflict of interest in the employment of staff:
- Persons related by blood or marriage to a Board of Education member may be employed only following full disclosure of the relationship by the Board of Education member in a public meeting and sufficient vote of appointment without counting the vote of the related Board of Education member. “Related” for purposes of this policy means a relationship between a grandparent and a grandchild or a parent and a child, or between siblings and their children or grandchildren (e.g., nieces, nephews, cousins).
- Persons related by blood or marriage to members of the administrative staff shall not be appointed or assigned to a position that is in a line relationship involving supervision and evaluation of the position.
- Persons related by blood or marriage may be employed at the same department or work location when approved in writing by the Superintendent or the Superintendent’s designee. (Exception: members of the same family shall not be approved in direct line of supervision.)
- The voting requirements set forth in paragraph 1 above shall be implemented effective upon passage of this policy and shall not be retroactive.
It is the intent of these rules to avoid any situation where a conflict of interest can arise either on the part of the member of the Board of Education or a member of the administrative staff.
(cf.9270- Conflict of interest)
Policy adopted: November 9, 2005
Hamden Public Schools Hamden, Connecticut