The Ethics Board advises:
1. As long as the effect of teacher contract negotiations on the salary and
benefits provided to school principals is uncertain and conjectural, §19.59
does not restrict a school board member whose spouse is a principal to
participate in negotiations with the teachers’ union. Resolution of the
issue requires a determination of fact that cannot be made in an opinion.
A school district’s attorney is in a better position to ascertain this fact.
2. A school board and superintendent should amend the superintendent’s
employment contract to remove a provision that ties the superintendent’s
salary increases to increases provided to district administrators.