BE IT RESOLVED
that the following Code of Ethics, developed by the New Jersey State Board
Association, be adopted as the code to which each Fair Lawn Board of Education
Member subscribes during the election term of January 2014 to January 2015:
I will uphold and enforce all laws, state board rules
and regulations and court orders pertaining to schools. Desired changes should be brought only
through legal and ethical procedures.
I will make decisions in terms of the educational
welfare of children and will seek to develop and maintain public schools, which
meet the individual needs of all children, regardless of their ability, race,
creed, sex, or social standing.
I will recognize that authority rests with the board
of education and will make no personal promises nor take any private action,
which may compromise the board.
I will refuse to surrender my independent judgment to
special interest or partisan political groups or to use the schools for
personal gain or for the gain of friends.
I will hold confidential all matters pertaining to the
schools, which, if disclosed, would needlessly injure individuals, or the
schools. But in all other matters, I
will provide accurate information and in concert with my fellow board members,
interpret to the staff at the aspirations of the community for its schools.
I will confine my board actions to policy making,
planning and appraisal. I will help to
frame policies and plans only after the board has consulted those who will be
affected by them.I will carry out my responsibility, not to administer
schools, but together, with my fellow board members, to see that they are well
I will vote to appoint the best-qualified personnel
available after consideration of the recommendation of the chief administrative
I will support and protect school personnel in proper
performance of their duties.
I will refer all complaints to the chief
administrative officer and will act on such complaints at public meetings only
after failure of an administrative solution.