2:100 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.

Cross Reference: 

2:105 Ethics and Gift Ban

4:060 Purchases and Contracts

5:120 Ethics and Conduct

Legal Reference(s): 

5 ILCS 420/4A-101, 420/4A-105, 420/4A-106, 420/4A-107, and 425/1 et seq.

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).

Date Adopted:  April 25, 2006

Date Amended:  December 20, 2016

Date Amended:  July 18, 2017

Date Amended:  January 21, 2020