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BCC - Nepotism

It shall be the policy of the board not to employ personnel to the staff of the Falmouth Public Schools when the candidate is a member of the immediate family of a Board member or of the Superintendent. Immediate family, except spouses, employed by FPS as of the date of policy adoption, will be excluded from this policy.

No person shall be employed in a position which is within the jurisdiction of an administrative officer who is a member of the immediate family of such person, nor shall any person be employed in a position where a member of the immediate family is responsible, in whole or in part, for the supervision and/or evaluation of the employee.  Whenever a member of the immediate family of any employee is hired, the Board shall be notified of the relationship.

The Board may approve an exception to this policy where the Board determines that granting of such exception is in the best interest of the school system.

For the purpose of this section, the following definitions shall apply.

  1. “Administrative Officer” shall mean any person who holds a supervisory position of principal or higher rank. This includes the Director of Special Education, Athletic Director, School Principals, Assistant Principals, Director of Finance and Operations, Food Service Director, Director of Learning, and Director of Transportation and Maintenance.

  2. “Member of immediate family” shall mean spouse, brother, sister, parent, son or daughter.

Legal References: 20-A MRSA § 1002

Adopted: February 26, 2007

Reviewed:  November 2018

Revised:  December 2018