Nepotism

BC  Maine School Administrative District No. 31

    NEPOTISM

It shall be the policy of the Board of Directors not to employ personnel to the staff of the school unit when the candidate is a member of the immediate family of a Board member or of the Superintendent.  Immediate family, except spouses, employed by the school unit as of the date of policy adoption, will be excluded from this policy.

No person shall be employed in a position which is within the jurisdiction of an administrative officer who is a member of the immediate family of such person, nor shall any person be employed in a position where a member of the immediate family is responsible, in whole or in part, for the supervision and/or evaluation of the employee.

Whenever a member of the immediate family of any employee is hired, the Board shall be notified of the relationship.

The Superintendent may approve an exception to this policy where the Superintendent determines that granting of such exception is in the best interest of the school system.

    For the purpose of this section, the following definitions shall apply:

    A.    "Administrative Office" shall mean any person who holds a supervisory position.

    B.    "Member of immediate family" shall mean spouse, brother, sister, parent, son, or daughter.

Legal Reference:     20-A MRSA § 1002   

First Reading:            08/21/1998                        
Adoption:            09/18/1996
Review:            10/15/1997
First Reading Revision:    04/25/2001
Revision:            05/16/2001