175.1. The English-language school service centre’s board of directors must, by by-law, adopt a code of ethics and professional conduct for its members sitting as parent representatives or community representatives.
The code shall set out the duties and obligations of the members of the school service centre’s board of directors referred to in the first paragraph, and may prescribe standards that vary according to the categories of members or that apply only to certain categories of members. The code must, among other things,
(1) include preventive measures, in particular rules for the disclosure of interests held by the members of the school service centre’s board of directors;
(2) deal with the identification of situations of conflict of interest;
(3) (paragraph repealed);
(4) specify the duties and obligations of members of the school service centre’s board of directors even after they leave office;
(5) include enforcement mechanisms, in particular the designation of the persons charged with the enforcement of the code and provide for penalties.
No member of the school service centre’s board of directors or employee of the centre may be responsible for determining if the code has been contravened or for imposing a penalty.
The school service centre must ensure public access to the code, and publish it in its annual report.
The annual report shall, in addition, state the number of cases dealt with and the follow-up thereon and set out any breaches determined during the year by the disciplinary authorities, the determination thereof, any penalties imposed by the competent authorities and the names of any members of the school service centre’s board of directors divested of office by a court during the year.
This section must not be construed so as to restrict the freedom of speech inherent in a board member’s function.
1997, c. 6, s. 2; 2006, c. 51, s. 95; 2020, c. 1, ss. 163 and 312; 2020, c. 1, s. 67112020, c. 1, s. 6712a2020, c. 1, s. 6712b2020, c. 1, s. 6712c2020, c. 1, s. 67132020, c. 1, s. 67142020, c. 1, s. 67152020, c. 1, s. 6716.