The Ethics Panel

  •  Ethics Panel

    Pictured from left to right: Thomas Akras, Brittnee Robinson, Andrew (Andy) Flacks, Domanic Smith, Brianna Jarrett (not pictured)
     
    As established under the Code of Ethics, the Ethics Panel is the advisory body responsible for interpreting the code and advising persons subject to it as to its application. In this capacity, the panel issues advisory opinions and responds to complaints.

    The Ethics Panel consists of five members who are residents of Baltimore City. The panelists are appointed by the Chair of the Board of School Commissioners for overlapping terms of three years, or until their successors are appointed.

    Advisory opinions

    One of the duties of the Ethics Panel is to provide advisory opinions to persons subject to the regulations as to the applicability of these provisions. The panel provides interpretation of these regulations based on the facts provided or reasonably available to the panel at the time of deliberation. Read more about requesting an advisory opinion and information about opinions issued.

    Complaints

    The Ethics Panel also handles and makes determinations as to complaints filed by any person alleging violation of these regulations. The panel will meet within 15 working days of receipt of a complaint. All complaints are treated confidentially and will, upon determination of the Ethics Panel, be referred to the Board of School Commissioners.