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School Ethics Commission Decisions
Public Advisory Opinions
|A02-06||Board member would not violate N.J.S.A. 18A:12-24.1(e) or (g) if he were to send a letter to the editor expressing his opinion about the budget as long as he does not hold himself out as a board member, to indicate that the opinion is his and not that of the board, and the information therein is accurate and not confidential.||3/10/06|
|A03-07||The Commission clarified its advice given in A02-06 and advised that a board member would not violate N.J.S.A. 18A:12-24.1(e) or (g) by sending a letter to the editor expressing his opinion about the budget as long as, in the letter, he identifies himself as a board member and indicates that the letter is not authorized by nor written on behalf of the board, and he provides accurate information that is not confidential, and he ensures that his private action does not compromise the board.||04/02/07|
A Board member may endorse candidates up for election to the Board, with precautions, so long as the endorsement is clearly made as a private citizen and not as a Board member/on behalf of the Board.