Ethics Opinion

20-028-E 20028.pdf


A member of the governing board of a charter school should not serve on the local “non-charter” public school board. Charter school governing board members are “public servants” and are subject to all the restrictions and requirements of the Ethics in Government Law. While charter school board members are not necessarily prohibited from serving on the local “non-charter” public school board, they should not serve on both boards at the same time since such dual service is inconsistent with Section 25-4-101, Miss. Code of 1972.