The Vermont Statutes Online
The statutes were updated in November, 2018, and contain all actions of the
2018 legislative session.
Subchapter 007 : OFFICIALS CONDUCT(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 129, § 703)
§ 129-703. Code of ethics
(a) No board or commission member has any legal powers or authority unless acting at a duly warned board meeting or acting for the board after it formally grants power to act on its behalf.
(b) Any board or commission member shall attend all regularly scheduled meetings in so far as possible and review study materials about the issues to be considered on each agenda.
(c) Any board or commission member shall maintain confidentiality of discussion conducted in executive session and of other privileged information.
(d) Any board or commission member shall abide by board decisions regardless of how individuals voted.
(e) Any board or commission member shall listen to legal counsel and constructive criticism to protect the Town and school system from liability.
(f) Any board or commission member shall refer complaints, requests, and concerns to the Town Manager or School Superintendent or other appropriate staff member.
(g) Any board or commission member or elected or appointed official shall use the chain of command and avoid making commitments or promises that compromise Town and school system.
(h) Any board or commission member or elected or appointed official shall listen to the recommendations of other board or commission members or elected or appointed officials and staff before making decisions and provide advice and counsel to improve the Town and school system.