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In order to help maintain public trust in the integrity of district operations, the Board of Trustees expects all employees to give the responsibility of their positions precedence over any other outside employment. A district employee may receive compensation for outside activities as long as these activities are not inconsistent, incompatible, in conflict with, or inimical to his/her district duties.

(cf. 4119.21/4219.21/4319.21 - Professional Standards)

(cf. 4119.23/4219.23/4319.23 - Unauthorized Release of Confidential/Privileged Information)

(cf. 9270 - Conflict of Interest)

An outside activity shall be considered inconsistent, incompatible, or inimical to district employment when such activity: (Government Code 1126)

1. Requires time periods that interfere with the proper, efficient discharge of the employee's duties

2. Entails compensation from an outside source for activities which are part of the employee's regular duties

3. Involves using the district's name, prestige, time, facilities, equipment, or supplies for private gain

4. Involves service which will be wholly or in part subject to the approval or control of another district employee or Board member

(cf. 1321 - Solicitation of Funds from and by Students)

(cf. 3300 - Expenditures and Purchases)

(cf. 4040 - Employee Use of Technology)

(cf. 4132/4232/4332 - Publication or Creation of Materials)

(cf. 4135/4235/4335 - Soliciting and Selling)

(cf. 6161.1 - Selection and Evaluation of Instructional Materials)

An employee wishing to accept outside employment that may be inconsistent, incompatible, in conflict with, or inimical to the employee's duties shall file a written request with the Superintendent or designee describing the nature of the employment and the time required. The supervisor shall evaluate each request based on the employee's specific duties within the district and determine whether to grant authorization for such employment.

(cf. 4112.9/4212.9/4312.9 - Employee Notifications)

An employee who continues to pursue a prohibited activity may be subject to disciplinary action.

(cf. 4118 - Suspension/Disciplinary Action)

(cf. 4119.1/4219.1/4319.1 - Civil and Legal Rights)

(cf. 4144/4244/4344 - Complaints)

(cf. 4218 - Dismissal/Suspension/Disciplinary Action)


A certificated employee shall not accept any outside compensation or other benefit for tutoring a student enrolled in any district school in which the employee is assigned. An employee who wishes to tutor a district student who does not attend the employee's assigned school for outside compensation, must receive prior approval from his/her supervisor . If authorization is granted, the employee shall not use district facilities, equipment, or supplies when providing the tutoring service.

Legal Reference:


35160 Authority of governing boards

35160.1 Broad authority of school districts

51520 Prohibited solicitation on school premises


1126 Incompatible activities of employees

1127 Incompatible activities; off duty work

1128 Incompatible activities, attorney


80334 Unauthorized private gain or advantage


70 Ops.Cal.Atty.Gen. 157 (1987)

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Fair Political Practices Commission:


adopted: October 10, 2014 San Mateo, California