Connecting Waters Charter Schools Oath of Office Board of Directors Policy

As a member of the Board, consistent with my fiduciary duties, I shall consistently strive to promote the best interests of Connecting Waters Charter Schools, a non-profit California Public School, as a whole, and, to, that end, shall adhere to the following ethical standards:

Student-Centered Focus

  • I will be continuously guided by what is best for all students of the Schools.

Equity In Attitude

  • I will be fair, just, and impartial in all my decisions and actions.

  • I will accord others the respect I wish for myself.

  • I will encourage expressions of different opinions and listen with an open mind to others' ideas.

Trustworthiness in Position and Duties

  • I will keep in mind that, alone, I am not the Board and as such I will not act on behalf of the Board or make representations on behalf of the Board unless specifically authorized to do so.

  • I will be accountable to the public by accurately representing the Board policies including but not limited to, programs and priorities, ie. state testing and assessments.

  • I will work to ensure prudent and accountable use of the School's resources.

  • I will make no personal promise or take private action that may compromise my performance or my responsibilities.

Honor in Conduct and Integrity of Character

  • I will tell the truth.

  • I will share my views while working for consensus.

  • I will respect the majority decision as the decision of the Board.

  • I will base my decision on fact rather than presumption, personal opinion, or public favor.

  • I will refuse to surrender judgment to any individual or group at the expense of the Schools as a whole.

  • I will consistently uphold all applicable laws, rules, policies, and government procedures to the best of my ability and knowledge.

  • I will not disclose any information that is deemed confidential.

Commitment of Service

  • I will focus my attention on fulfilling the Board's responsibilities of goal setting, policymaking, and evaluation.

  • I will diligently prepare for including but not limited to reading the board meeting packets and any other documents sent to me and attend Board meetings.

  • I will avoid personal involvement in activities the Board has delegated to the Executive Director.

  • I will seek continuing education that will enhance my ability to fulfill my duties effectively.

  • I will seize opportunities to engage community, parents, students, and staff so I can properly represent CWCS' mission.

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