Serving Public Education Without Violating Gifts and Ethics Laws
As officials return to in-person meetings and conferences, they will once again face scrutiny on the receipt of gifts and relationships between district officials and service providers. Ethics violations involving public contracting and expenditure practices are constantly in the news, leading to more and more enforcement activity that calls the integrity of local educational agencies into question. Public officials with responsibility for contracting and procurement are seeking guidance on best practices when it comes to managing their relationships with vendors and guidance in terms of completing their Form 700 statement each year.
This BETA Brown Bag will address the rules around gifts and conflicts of interest and the repercussions of violations. Building on real world situations that have faced clients, the presentation will discuss best practices for everyday interactions with consultants and contractors. The presentation is aimed at providing Board members and staff with the information they need to avoid unintentionally placing themselves in compromising positions when it comes to gifts and conflicts of interest.
As with all BETA Brown Bags, the last 10 minutes of the session will be an opportunity for attendees to ask and discuss any other governance-related questions they are currently addressing.
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
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DWK’s Board, Ethics, Accountability, and Transparency (BETA) practice group is proud to present this webinar as part of its BETA Brown Bags series. Brown Bags are a series of bi-monthly webinars each focused on the practical aspects of a specific board, governance, or transparency topic. The webinars will provide an opportunity for a discussion with experienced DWK attorneys on current topics facing local education agencies, their boards, and staff. While each session will have a specific focus, they will also include time for questions on any governance related matters that attendees would like to discuss.