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Conflict of Interest

The Minnesota Department of Education has clarified the following scenario for school districts: 
 “Due to potential conflicts of interest, school employees must NOT direct or influence the activities of the groups listed.” (or similar groups)

  • Booster Clubs (i.e. Rocket Activities Boosters and/or Music Partners)
  • Parent-Teacher Organizations – PTO
  • School Foundations (i.e. Rockford Education Foundation)
  • Scholarship Funds (i.e. Rockford Dollars for Scholars)
  • Or similar groups or organizations formed that may donate funds towards student groups or school district

Employees can join any of these groups as a non-voting, non-paid, ex-officio members/volunteers but they cannot serve on a leadership team, a decision making body or Board of Directors for any of these groups.