Ethical Standards: Meeting the Regulations as School District Staff and Vendors

School district employees are public employees required to abide by a strict code of ethics. While state ethics laws vary a bit from state to state, all ethics codes prohibit officials from accepting:
  • Items or services of substantial value.
  • Anything of value that could reasonably be expected to influence the official's vote.
  • Anything of value that could reasonably be considered a reward for official action.

A local public official may accept meals, refreshments and the like without charge that are provided, sponsored, and/or sanctioned by the conference organizer.

The Midwest Facility Masters Committee encourages you to familiarize yourself with the ethics laws in your state: