Employees of the Board will not engage in any activity that raises a reasonable question of conflict
of interest with their duties and responsibilities as members of the Jefferson City School District
staff and may be disciplined or terminated for doing so. For the purposes of this policy, a
"business with which a person is associated" means:
1. A sole proprietorship owned by the employee, his or her spouse or dependent children in
the person's custody.
2. A partnership or joint venture in which the employee or spouse is a partner, other than as
a limited partner of a limited partnership, and any corporation or limited partnership in
which the employee is an officer or director or of which the employee, spouse or
dependent children in the employee's custody, whether singularly or collectively, own
more than ten (10) percent of the outstanding shares of any class of stock or partnership
3. Any trust in which the employee is the settlor or trustee, or in which the employee, spouse
or dependent children, singularly or collectively, are beneficiaries or holders of a
reversionary interest of ten (10) percent or more of the corpus of the trust.
The following activities are explicitly prohibited:
1. In accordance with law, employees or businesses with which they are associated are
prohibited from selling or providing to the district personal property, including goods and
2. Employees will not participate in any manner, directly or indirectly, in which the employee
attempts to influence any decision of the district when the employee knows the result of
the decision may be the acceptance of the performance of a service or the sale, rental or
lease of any property to the district and the employee, his or her spouse, dependent
children in his or her custody or any business with which the employee is associated will
3. An employee will not use his or her position with the district to influence purchases made
by students or their parents/guardians resulting in the financial gain of the employee, the
employee's spouse, the dependent children of the employee or businesses with which the
employee is associated unless authorized by the Board of Education.
4. An employee will not trademark, patent, copyright or claim ownership interest in any
inventions, publications, ideas, processes, compositions, programs, images or other
intellectual property created by the employee in his or her capacity as an employee of the
district, unless authorized by the Board of Education. The district will not pay royalties,
licensing fees or other fees for use of intellectual property an employee creates in his or
her capacity as an employee of the district to the employee or businesses with which the
employee is associated, unless authorized by the Board of Education.
5. An employee will not receive compensation other than the compensation received from the
district for tutoring students currently enrolled in a class the employee teaches unless
authorized by the Board of Education. Any private tutoring of students for a fee on district
property is subject to facility usage policies and procedures.
6. Employees will not accept gifts of substantial value from vendors, students or parents
unless authorized by the Board of Education. For the purposes of this policy, a gift has
a "substantial value" if it is worth more than $50.
7. Employees will not use district property, including the district's intellectual property, or
confidential information obtained in their capacity as employees of the district to
financially benefit themselves or any other person or business unless authorized by the
superintendent or designee.
Administrative or Executive Employees
In addition to the above-listed requirements, the following restrictions apply to all administrative
or executive employees in the school district, in accordance with law. Administrative or executive
employees of the district may:
1. Provide services to the district as independent contractors, in addition to the compensation
provided for the performance of their official duties. If the compensation for such services
exceeds $500 per transaction or $5,000 per year, the district must first give public notice
and competitively bid the services, and the district employee's bid must be the lowest
2. Sell, rent or lease real estate to the district. Public notice of the transaction must be given
prior to execution if the payment the employee receives exceeds $500 per transaction or
$5,000 per year.
3. Not receive compensation or payment for services from any person, firm or corporation,
other than the compensation provided by the district for the performance of their official
duties, to attempt to influence a decision by the district.
4. Not perform any service for compensation by which they attempt to influence a decision
of the district for one (1) year after the termination of their employment with the district.
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Note: The reader is encouraged to check the index located at the beginning of this
section for other pertinent policies and to review administrative procedures
and/or forms for related information.
Revised: 11/13/2000; 02/13/2006; 06/12/2006
Cross Refs: BBFA, Board Member Conflict of Interest and Financial Disclosure
DN, Surplus School Property
KG, Community Use of School Facilities
Legal Refs: §§ 105.450 - .458, .462, .466 - .467, .472, 168.126, 171.181, RSMo.
Jefferson City School District, Jefferson City, Missouri
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