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1997 Wis Eth Bd 06 - LOCAL CODE — DISQUALIFICATION

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The Ethics Board advises that a school board member whose spouse is
employed as a teacher by the school district:

   (1) not participate in negotiations, discussions, or votes on the teachers’ contract;

   (2) may vote on the district’s budget if the school board has already entered
         into a contract that establishes teachers’ salaries and benefits for the
         period covered by the budget but may not vote on the budget if the
         budget will substantially affect teacher salaries or benefits;

   (3) not participate in negotiations, discussions, or votes on the terms of
         another union’s contract if it will affect the terms of the teachers’ contract
         in other than an inconsequential manner;

   (4) may participate in a disciplinary or similar matter affecting another
         teacher if the action does not result in a school board member’s spouse
         obtaining a substantial benefit or anything of substantial value from
         such decision;

   (5) may participate in decisions affecting class size, teaching hours, other
         general school district policy decisions if the effect on the school board
         member’s spouse does not differ materially from the effect on other
        teachers.

The Ethics Board advises that a school board member who is covered by the
school district’s health benefits plan not participate in consideration of the
terms of that plan or the award of the district’s health benefits contract.

(September 5, 1997)