Updated: Feb 6, 2020
NEPN/NSBA Code: GBAA
It shall be the policy of MSAD 60 Board not to employ as school unit staff any person who is a member of the immediate family of a Board member or of the Superintendent. Immediate family of Board members or the Superintendent who are employed by the school unit on the date of adoption of this policy are not affected by this paragraph.
By Maine law (20-A M.R.S.A. § 1002(2)), a Board member’s spouse is precluded from employment under any circumstances in any public school within the jurisdiction of the Board to which the member is elected.
Supervision and Evaluation
No person shall be employed in or assigned to a position that is within the administrative supervision of a member of his/her immediate family, nor in a position in which he/she is supervised or evaluated, in whole or in part, by a member of his/her immediate family.
In extraordinary circumstances, the Board may approve an exception to the prohibitions on the employment of immediate family so long as the candidate is qualified for the position to which he/she has applied, the hiring is in the best interest of the school system and its students, and the candidate is not the spouse of a Board member.
For the purpose of this policy:
A. “Immediate family” means spouse, brother, sister, parent, step-parent, child, step-child, or any person who lives in the same household.
B. “Administrative supervision” refers to the authority of a person in the position of principal or higher.
Legal Reference: 20-A M.R.S.A. § 1002
Cross Reference: BCB - Board Member Conflict of Interest
Adopted: October 8, 1990
Revised: February 1, 2001
Revised: October 19, 2017