AP 2715 Procedure to Address Violations of the Code of Ethics, Standards of Practice, Laws, or Regulations Concerning Elected Board Members - Administrative Procedures, Chapter 2 Board of Trustees

(Formerly BP 2715b.)

  • Board Approved: 02/12/07
  • Amended: 05/06/09
  1. The Board Officers and President/Superintendent are authorized to consult with legal counsel when they become aware of or are informed about actual or perceived violations of the Code of Ethics, pertinent laws and regulations, including but not limited to conflict of interest, open and public meetings, confidentiality of closed session information, and use of public resources. Potential violations of law may be referred by College legal counsel to the District Attorney or Attorney General as provided for in law.

  2. Alleged violations of the Board’s Code of Ethics/Standards of Practice BP 2715 will be addressed by the President of the Board, who together with the Vice President of the Board will first discuss the alleged violation with the Trustee to reach a determination of the potential existence of a violation. If it is determined that a potential violation of BP 2715 has occurred, the Board President will appoint an ad hoc committee to examine the matter and identify further courses of action to the Board. Sanctions, including censure of the Board Member, may be considered by the full Board. If either the Board President or Vice President is perceived to have violated the Code, they will be replaced with another Board member selected by the other unaffected Board officer authorized to pursue appropriate processes.

  3. Consideration by the full Board of any and all actions under the Provisions of this Policy shall be in a formal and open meeting of the Board of Trustees, under an agenda item with appropriate and legal Notice, as required by State Law.