Policy 4391 – Limitations on Outside Employment

The District recognizes the right of District employees to engage in employment outside of the district. However, outside employment and other non-employment pursuits must not conflict with the employee’s duties, responsibilities, and regular periods of work for the district.

District employees shall not engage in any outside business activity, accept private employment, or render services for private interest when such business activity, private employment, or services is incompatible with the employee’s official duties or would impair the employee’s independence, judgement or action in the performance of the employee’s official duties.

District employees shall not disclose to third parties privileged information gained in the course of or due to their official position or activities with the District. District employees shall not make use of materials, equipment, or facilities of the Kenosha Unified School District for their own personal financial gain or business interest, or the gain or interest of any third party. District employees shall not solicit or accept gratuities, favors, or anything of monetary value from contractors or subcontractors.

Employees must seek written approval from the Superintendent or their designee prior to accepting outside employment or engaging in outside activities or other pursuits which are not permitted pursuits identified in this policy.

Examples of outside activities, employment and other pursuits permitted by the District without the need for approval include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Volunteering to chaperone a child’s field trip or other special event;
  2. Attending events at another K-12 educational institution that are open to the public;
  3. Attending Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) meetings or events;
  4. Volunteering at a K-12 educational institution’s charity event or gathering;
  5. Volunteering in a classroom to assist a teacher with student activities;
  6. Tutoring, provided those sessions do not interfere with the employee’s scheduled work hours.

Outside activities, employment and other pursuits that are strictly prohibited by the District include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Assisting another K-12 educational institution within the KUSD boundaries with the recruitment of students and/or the administration of the school;
  2. Assisting another K-12 educational institution within the KUSD boundaries with teaching students (not applicable for staff who have part-time contracts with higher educational institutions);
  3. Serving on a board for another K-12 educational institution within the KUSD boundaries.
  4. Work which interferers with your responsibility as a District employee and interferes with your independent judgement in the exercise of your official duties;
  5. Outside activities, employment or other pursuits that conflict with the interests of the District’s mission, vision, goals and purpose.

Outside activities, employment and other pursuits will not be considered an excuse for poor job performance, absenteeism, tardiness, or failure to adhere to the employee’s required work schedule. Employees may not use district paid leave to perform work on outside employment.  If outside activities, employment or other pursuits cause or contribute to job-related problems, the employee will be asked to discontinue the outside activity, employment or other pursuit and may be disciplined up to and including termination of employment.

Approval for outside employment shall be at the sole discretion of the Superintendent or their designee. The decision of the Superintendent shall be final.

All employees must comply with provisions of the Wisconsin Code of Ethics for Public Officials and Employees, as well as the KUSD Code of Ethics and General Rules of Conduct.

All employees shall abide by all laws, regulations, and Board policies pertaining to personnel and/or financial affairs that would conflict with their positions as District employees. Failure to abide by this policy may result in (1) disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment; and (2) referral to law enforcement authorities.

Please contact the Office of Human Resources if you have questions regarding this policy.



  • 1500 Solicitations/Fundraising
  • 3810 Employee Use of District Equipment
  • 4200 General Personnel
  • 4226 Staff Technology Acceptable Use
  • 4240 Staff Gifts
  • 4260 Personnel Records
  • 4331 Conflicts of Interest
  • 6470 Student Records

ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS: Compensation and Personnel Policy: General Administrative, Instructional Administrative, Supervisory and Technical Personnel

AFFIRMED: April 22, 1991


  • June 27, 2000
  • February 27, 2024