Ethics and Conduct
All DAOES employees are expected to maintain high standards in their school relationships, to demonstrate integrity and honesty, to be considerate and cooperative, and to maintain professional and appropriate relationships with students, parents, staff members, and others. Any employee who sexually harasses a student or otherwise violates an employee conduct standard will be subject to discipline up to and including dismissal.
The following employees must file a "Statement of Economic Interests" as required by the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act:
Ethics and Gift Ban
DAOES policy 2:105, Ethics and Gift Ban, applies to all District employees. Students shall not be used in any manner for promoting a political candidate or issue.
Outside Employment and Conflict of Interest
No DAOES employee shall be directly or indirectly interested in any contract, work, or business of DAOES, or in the sale of any article by or to DAOES, except when the employee is the author or developer of instructional materials listed with the State Board of Education and adopted for use by the Board of Directors.
For the purpose of acquiring profit or personal gain, no employee shall act as an agent of DAOES nor shall an employee act as an agent of any business in any transaction with DAOES.
Employees shall not engage in any other employment or in any private business during regular working hours or at such other times as are necessary to fulfill appropriate assigned duties.
LEGAL REF.: U.S. Constitution, First Amendment.
5 ILCS 420/4A-101 and 430/.
50 ILCS 135/.
105 ILCS 5/10-22.39, 5/22-5, and 5/24-22.
775 ILCS 5/5A-102.
Pickering v. Board of Township H.S. Dist. 205, 391 U.S. 563 (1968).
Garcetti v. Ceballos, 547 U.S. 410 (2006).
CROSS REF.: 2:105 (Ethics and Gift Ban); 5:100 (Staff Development Program)
ADOPTED: March 17, 2011