Board Policy 7150

Board Member Conflict of Interest

  • No School Board member shall have a beneficial interest directly or indirectly in any contract, work, or business of the District unless permitted by State Law.


    School Board members must annually file a “Statement of Economic Interests” as required by the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act. Each School Board member is responsible for filing the statement with the county clerk of the county in which the Board member resides 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.