Code of Ethics

Sample Code of Ethics

A parent who accepts a position as a Council executive member, committee member, or representative:

  1. upholds the constitution and bylaws, policies, and procedures of the electing body
  2. performs his or her duties with honesty and integrity and in the interests of the Council
  3. works to ensure that the well-being of students is the primary focus of all decisions
  4. respects the rights of all individuals
  5. takes direction from the membership and executive
  6. encourages and supports parents and students with individual concerns to act on their own behalf, and provides information on the process for taking concerns forward
  7.  works to ensure that issues are resolved through due process
  8. strives to be informed and only passes on information that is reliable
  9. respects all confidential information
  10.  supports public education

Statement of Understanding

I, the undersigned, in accepting the position of _______________________________________ of _______________________________________________ (name of your council) have read, understood, and agreed to abide by this Code of Ethics. I also agree to participate in the dispute resolution process that has been agreed to by the electing body, should there be any concerns about my work. Name of Executive Member, Committee Member, or Representative

(signed and dated)

excerpt from the BCCPAC Leadership Manual