Sunday, April 26, 2015

Nepotism at Newport Schools

Sunapee, Claremont, and Unity School Districts all have a school board policy about nepotism. NEWPORT DOES NOT... They all read the same. Newport's Chair said it was a small town.. so it is not unusal to have spouse of a school member employed.
The Board will not employ any teacher or other employee if such teacher or other employee is the father, mother, brother, sister, wife, husband, son, daughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, sister-in-law, or brother-in-law of the Superintendent or any member of the Board. If a conflict exists,the Board member shall declare his/her interest and refrain from debating, discussing, or voting on a nomination or other issue.
This shall not apply to any person within such relationship or relationships who has been regularly employed by the Board prior to the inception of the relationship, the adoption of this policy, or a Board member's election.
Legal References:
Marsh v. Hanover, 113 NH 667 (1973) and
Atherton v. Concord, 109 NH 164 (1968)

The above was spotted on a facebook post by Gayle Hedrington.


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