Code of Ethics
A School Board member should honor the high responsibility that membership demands:
*BY thinking always in terms of children first.
*BY understanding that the basic function of the school board member is policy-making and not administrative, and by accepting the responsibility of learning to distinguish between these two functions.
*BY accepting the responsibility, along with fellow board members, to assure that adequate facilities and resources are provided for the proper functioning of schools.
*BY refusing to play politics in either the traditional partisan, or in any petty sense.
*By representing the entire school community at all times.
*BY accepting the responsibility of becoming well-informed concerning the duties of board members, and the proper function of public schools.
*BY recognizing responsibility as a State official to seek the improvement of education throughout the State.
A School Board member should demonstrate respectful relationships with other members of the Board:
*BY recognizing that authority rests only with the board in official meetings and that the individual member has no legal status to bind the board outside of such meetings.
*BY recognizing the integrity of previous board members and the merit of their work.
*BY refusing to make statements or promises as to how he or she will vote on any matter which should properly come before the board as a whole.
*BY making decisions only after all the facts bearing on a question have been presented and discussed.
*BY respecting the opinion of others and by graciously conforming to the principle of majority rule.
*BY refusing to participate in irregular meetings which are not official and when all members do not have the opportunity to attend.
*BY working with fellow board members and the administration fairly determine the present and future education needs of the community.
A School Board member should maintain desirable relations with the superintendent of schools and other employees:
*BY striving to procure the best professional leader available for the head administrative position.
*BY giving the superintendent full administrative authority for properly discharging the professional duties of the position and the responsibility to achieve acceptable results.
*BY acting only after consideration of the superintendent’s recommendations on matters of school governance.
*BY having the superintendent present at all meeting of the Board except when his or her contract and salary considerations are under review.
*BY respecting proper communication channels, referring all complaints to the proper administrative office and considering them only after failure of an administrative solution.
*BY providing adequate safeguards around the superintendent and other employees so that they can preform their responsibilities.
*BY presenting criticisms of an employee directly to the superintendent.
A School Board member should maintain a commitment community.
*BY developing and adopting a mission and vision statement for the school corporation.
*BY conducting all school business transactions openly.
*BY vigorously seeking adequate financial support for the schools.
*BY refusing to use the school board position for personal gain.
*BY refusing to discuss confidential board business anywhere other than when attending a properly advertised board meeting.
*BY earning the community’s confidence that all is being done in the best interests of school children.
ISBA Board of Directors Revision: 9/10/2010
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Eminence Community School Corporation 6764 N SR 42 P.O. Box 135 Eminence, IN 46125 (765)528-2101
Adams Township Jeffrey Saucerman (765) 528-2278 2022
Adams Township Todd Shupe (317) 840-1588 2024
Ashland Township Jennifer Bales (765) 346-1327 2022
Ashland Township Mary Stockwell (765) 341-8884 2024
At-Large Andrew Finney (317) 445-3543 2022
Monroe-Gregg School Corporation 135 S. Chestnut St. Monrovia, IN (317) 996-3720
Gregg Township Tom Kennedy (317) 996-3688 2024
Gregg Township Timothy Pridemore (317) 441-3243 2022
Monroe Township Jack Elliott (317) 996-2379 2024
Monroe Township Brock Sears (317) 501-0464 2022
At-Large Celina Clements (317) 339-4333 2024
Mooresville Consolidated School Corporation 11 W. Carlisle St. Mooresville, IN 46158 (317) 831-0950
Brown Township Bill Roberson (317) 831-1036 2022
Harrison Township Timothy Cummins (317) 441-7241 2024
Madison Township Matthew Saner (317) 412-6848 2024
Town of Mooresville Dave Oberle (317) 831-1959 2022
At-Large Perry King NO Number 2022
MSD-Martinsville 389 E. Jackson St. Martinsville, IN 46151 (765) 342-6641
District #1 Jacque Deckard (765) 315-9318 (Wash 1, 2, 5, 6, 12) 2024
District #2 Don Lipps (317) 965-8121 (Wash 3, 4, 10, 11) 2022
District #3 Matt Hankins (765) 318-0123 (Wash 7,9,14 Green 1, 2) 2024
District #4 Heather Staggs (317) 445-2684 (Wash 8, 13 Clay 1, 2, 3) 2024
District #5 Michelle Baugh (765) 318-2888 (Ray 1, 2, Jefferson 1-3, Baker) 2022
Nineveh-Hensley-Jackson (NHJ) United School Corp 802 S. Indian Creek Dr. Trafalgar, IN 461581 (317) 878-2100
Jackson Township Ben Swopes (812) 597-4986 2022
Hensley Township Judy Misiniec (317) 407-1401 2022
Nineveh Township Thomas Burgett (317) 878-2104 2024
At-Large Ed Harvey (317) 504-7030 2024
At-Large Gregg Waltz (317) 694-4294 2024