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BOE Seeking Public Comment on Proposed Changes to Ethics Policy

Posted February 9, 2018

Hagerstown, MD (February 9, 2018) - The Washington County Board of Education (BOE), at its February 6, 2018 business meeting, approved the first reading of proposed changes to the following:

  • Policy BBFE – Ethics;
  • Administrative Regulation BBFE-R – Washington County Board of Education Ethics Regulations;
  • Exhibit BBFE-E(1) – Ethics Complaint Reporting Form;
  • Exhibit BBFE-E(2) – Lobbying Registration Form and Lobbying Activity Report;
  • Exhibit BBFE-E(3) – Financial Disclosure Form A; and
  • Exhibit BBFE-E(4) – Financial Disclosure Form B.

The BOE also approved the first reading of proposed Exhibit BBFE-E(5) – Application to Request an Advisory Opinion. Lastly, the BOE approved the suspension of Policy BG – Policy Setting, Article IV.B.1.c.

The Board's Policy Committee is seeking comments from the community on the proposed policy changes, which are displayed as a PDF under Documents to the right of this page. 

You may submit your comments on or before March 6, 2018, electronically to the members of the Committee and to the staff liaison to the Committee.  The e-mail addresses are as follows:

Mrs. Jacqueline Fischer, Committee Chairperson: FischJac@wcps.k12.md.us
Mr. Stan Stouffer, Committee Member: StoufSta@wcps.k12.md.us
Mrs. Melissa Williams, Committee Member: WilliMel@wcps.k12.md.us
Mr. Anthony Trotta, Chief Legal Counsel and Staff Liaison to the Committee: TrottAnt@wcps.k12.md.us

You may also submit written comments on or before March 6, 2018, to the members of the Committee and to the staff liaison to the Committee at the following mailing address:

Mrs. Jacqueline Fischer, Policy Committee Chairperson
Mr. Stan Stouffer, Policy Committee Member
Mrs. Melissa Williams, Policy Committee Member
Anthony J. Trotta, Chief Legal Counsel and Staff Liaison to the Committee

Washington County Board of Education
10435 Downsville Pike
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

In the event you need a hard copy of the policies and exhibits, you may contact the Public Information Office at 301-766-2846. It is anticipated that the Ethics Policy will be submitted to the Board of Education at a public business meeting in April for the second reading and the Board’s final review and approval.