Policy 8651 – School Board Member Conflicts of Interest

School Board members are forbidden from having a private financial interest in District transactions, except to the extent specifically allowed by state law.

No local public official may use his or her public position or office to obtain financial gain or anything of substantial value for the private benefit of himself or herself or his or her immediate family, or for an organization with which he or she is associated.

School Board members are forbidden from voting on any issue before the Board in which they and/or an immediate member of their family is financially affected. Upon a Board member assuming office, written disclosure detailing all relevant financial conflicts must be submitted and made public.


  • Wisconsin Statutes
    • Sections 19.59 [Ethical standards for public officials]
    • 946.10 [Bribery of public officers and employees]
    • 946.12 [Misconduct in public office]
    • 946.13 [Private interests in public contracts]

CROSS REF.: 8650, School Board Code of Conduct


AFFIRMED: May 25, 1993


  • July 10, 2001
  • February 24, 2015