Code of Ethics

The California Association of School Business Officials believes in the worth and dignity of all human beings and accepts the responsibility to practice their profession according to the highest ethical standards. CASBO recognizes the importance of the practice of integrity, devotion to excellence, and the nurturing of democratic participation in the organization.
As part of their commitment to the school business profession and the CASBO organization, members will adhere to the following guiding policies:

  • The member shall serve the organization as a whole rather than any special group or constituency.
  • The member shall foster a climate of professional courtesy and respect in all activities with other members.
  • The member will provide for and encourage participation in all CASBO activities and programs without regard to race, color, creed, gender, or national origin.
  • The member shall accord just and equitable treatment to all members of the organization in the exercise of their roles and responsibilities.
  • Members of CASBO shall be afforded an environment free from sexual harassment. Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, visual, or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment and will not be condoned.
  • The member shall not use coercion or promises of special treatment in order to influence decisions.
  • The member's CASBO membership shall not be used for private gain or advantage.
  • The member shall conduct organization business through proper channels and in accordance with CASBO Bylaws and Manual of Procedures.
  • The member has an obligation to support the profession and organization and not to misrepresent CASBO in public discussion.
  • When the member critiques the organization in public, the member has an obligation not to distort the facts and to take adequate precautions to distinguish private views from the official position of the organization.
  • The member shall keep in confidence personal information that has been obtained in the course of organizational activities unless disclosure serves professional purposes or is required by law.
  • The member shall not misrepresent his or her own professional qualifications.
  • The code of ethics is not an exhaustive enumeration of acts which constitute professional conduct. This code of ethics is a set of ideals to clarify organizational standards and members are expected to honor and follow normal professional standards of conduct in all areas of CASBO activities.