Hamden Public Schools District Policies

4112.8/4212.8 - Nepotism

Nepotism Prohibition: Employment/Supervision of Relatives 

The following provisions shall govern conflict of interest in the employment of staff:

  1. 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).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.)
  4. 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