As a member of the KISD Board of Trustees (Board), I shall promote the best interests of the District as a whole and, to that end, shall adhere to the following ethical standards:
EQUITY IN ATTITUDE
I will be fair, just, and impartial in all my decisions and actions. I will accord others the respect I wish for myself. I will encourage expressions of different opinions and listen with an open mind to others’ ideas. I will attempt to accept criticism without getting defensive or angry.
TRUSTWORTHINESS IN STEWARDSHIP
I will be accountable to the public by representing District policies, programs, priorities, and progress accurately. I will be responsive to the community by seeking its involvement in District affairs and by communicating its priorities and concerns. I will work to ensure prudent and accountable use of District resources. I shall not take individual actions that will compromise the District, Board or Administration. I recognize that we are only authorized to take action in an official capacity as a member of the Board as a whole, at a legally called meeting, or when delegated authority by the Board as a whole. I will make no personal promise or take private action that may compromise my performance or my responsibilities. I will not represent to anyone that I, as an individual, have any authority to act on behalf of the Board, the District, or the Administration, unless expressly authorized by the Board to do so.
HONOR IN CONDUCT
I will tell the truth.
I will share my views while working for consensus. I will follow Board policy and procedures and will abide by and respect the decisions of the Board as a whole. I will base my decisions on fact rather than supposition, opinion, or public favor. I shall channel all requests for information through the Board President or Superintendent. I shall not try to solve complaints or grievances individually, except that I may counsel patrons or employees as to the correct procedure to be followed for resolution of complaints or grievances.
INTEGRITY OF CHARACTER
I will refuse to surrender judgment to any individual or group at the at the expense of the District as a whole. I will consistently uphold all applicable laws, rules, policies, and governance procedures. I will not disclose information that is confidential by law or that will needlessly harm the District if disclosed.
COMMITMENT TO SERVICE
I will focus my attention on fulfilling the Board’s responsibilities of goal setting, policymaking, and evaluation. I will avoid personal involvement in activities the Board has delegated to the Superintendent. I will allow the Administration to decide on “how” policy should be implemented and not attempt to micromanage the affairs of the District. I will not attempt to exert pressure or influence on staff in order to coerce them into making particular recommendations or decisions. I will seek continuing education that will enhance my ability to fulfill my duties effectively. I will attend all regularly scheduled Board meetings and notify the Board President or Superintendent if I am going to be absent in addition, I will come to the Board meetings prepared and become informed on issues to be considered at those meetings.
I will be continuously guided by what is best for the educational welfare of all students in the District regardless of ability, race, creed, ethnicity, sex, or social standing.