BAY HEAD — A field service representative from the New Jersey School Boards Association [NJSBA] led the members of the borough board of education through state-required ethics training at the board’s Tuesday night meeting.
NJSBA field service representative Mary Ann Friedman attended the meeting and gave a presentation outlining the ethical do’s and don’ts for school board members.
“The School Ethics Act was developed and made effective in 1992 because the legislature felt it was essential that the conduct of members of local boards and local administrators hold the respect and confidence of the people,” Ms. Friedman said.
Following the School Ethics Act, there were five major establishments, Ms. Friedman said. The School Ethics Commission [SEC] was created, mandatory training was made a requirement for all board members, conflicts of interest were defined, disclosure statement guidelines were developed and a code of ethics was put in place in 2001.
The next board of education meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 6:30 p.m.
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