June 2017 Committee of the Full Board Tuesday Item 3

Ethics Training

June 20, 2017

COMMITTEE OF THE FULL BOARD: DISCUSSION
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION: NO ACTION

SUMMARY:
This item will provide State Board of Education (SBOE) members with a discussion of the ethics statutes and rules that apply to SBOE members.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY: Texas Education Code (TEC), §43.0031 and 19 TAC §33.5(s).

BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND SIGNIFICANT ISSUES: Under the Permanent School Fund (PSF) Code of Ethics, the SBOE is required to have yearly ethics training.

FISCAL IMPACT: This training will help SBOE members be more aware of the applicable ethics rules and statutes and may ensure that potential ethical problems are avoided.

PUBLIC AND STUDENT BENEFIT: This training will help to ensure that all SBOE business is conducted according to high ethical standards.

PROCEDURAL AND REPORTING IMPLICATIONS: None.

PUBLIC COMMENTS: None.

Staff Members Responsible:
Von Byer, General Counsel
Legal Services

Christopher Maska, TEA Ethics Advisor
Legal Services

Attachments:
I. A Guide to Ethics Laws for State Officers and Employees (PDF, 493KB)
II. Can I Take It? (PDF, 1312KB)
III. Can I Take This Trip? (PDF, 333KB)
IV. Revolving Door (PDF, 721KB)