In alignment with the state board and legislative demands for school board reform, the Effingham County Board of Education is considering an ethics policy dealing with the conflicts of interest for elected board members.
“This is the policy given to us directly by the state board of education,” Superintendent Randy Shearouse told board members at the Jan. 5 meeting. “There have been no changes in this conflict of interest policy; we just inserted Effingham County Board of Education.”
The board previously approved an ethics policy in sync with the state board’s policy on local board governance. This new portion is meant to check any abuses of power or personal gains any board member receives from their elected position.
For the complete story, see Tuesday's print edition of the Effingham Herald.