CCSA Answers: Charter School's Executive Director Participating in Child's Testing or Admission into the Gifted and Talented Program

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November 13, 2014

Question: Is it a conflict of interest for the Executive Director of a charter school, who usually interviews each child to make a determination about his or her readiness for the Gifted and Talented Program, participate in her child's testing or admission into the program?

Answer: Because there is no economic interest associated with the Executive Director's child's admission into the Program, this scenario does not trigger any of the conflict of interest laws applicable to charter schools. However, in order to avoid claims of favoritism from teachers or other parents, the Executive Director may want to refrain from being involved in the admission process.