The Ethics Board advises:
1. A school board member, who is a retiree of the district, should not take
any vote on the budget if resolution of the matter is likely to affect the level
of health insurance premiums the school district will contribute to retirees.
2. The school board member may vote on a budget matter if any effect on
the member’s health benefits is remote and speculative.
3. Application of these principles depends on the facts. A local school board
attorney is in a better position to resolve this factual issue than are we.