Thursday, July 19, 2007

APS School Board Adopts Code of Ethics

The board of education, by unanimous vote; adopted a new code of ethics; the standard to which they will be held accountable.

In order to pass the code, board members violated the very code they were approving.

The very first rule in the code reads;

Make the education and well-being of students the basis for all decision making.

The rule means, any decision made by the board should contribute positively to the education and well-being of students.

The wording is not bullet proof. If you tried to hold the board collectively or individually accountable for violating the language of the code of ethics; you would find yourself in court toe to toe with the aps board president’s husband’s law firm; Modrall.

They would argue at taxpayer’s expense, that the language is unenforceable. It is of course; it was written by those same lawyers, for exactly that purpose. It is called Juris Mustelidae; legal weaselry.

In any event, the board has adopted a code of ethics that is comparatively meaningless, and completely unenforceable.

And how exactly, does that
educate and advance the well-being of students?

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