The HomeSchool

Association of California

Code of Ethics

Members of the Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers of  the HomeSchool Association of California are committed to the highest standards of ethical conduct in the performance of their responsibilities for the organization.

By pledging to accept this code as a minimum guideline for ethical conduct, board members, staff, and volunteers demonstrate their ongoing commitment to the core values of integrity, honesty, fairness, openness, and responsibility.

 As a member of the HSC team, I will:
  1. Listen carefully to my teammates.
  2. Show respect for the opinions of my fellow teammates.
  3. Attempt to find outcomes and solutions that achieve consensus whenever possible.
  4. Respect and support majority decisions of the Board.
  5. Work with as much transparency and openness as possible.
  6. Understand and support the HSC Mission Statement.
  7. Keep well informed of developments in the homeschooling community.
  8. Participate actively and enthusiastically in relevant meetings and activities.
  9. Bring to the attention of the Board any issues that I think may adversely affect our organization or those we serve.
  10. Attempt to interpret the needs of those we serve to the organization and interpret the actions of the organization to those we serve.
  11. Refer complaints to the proper level in the chain of command.
  12. Consider myself a “steward” of this organization and do my best to ensure that it is well-managed, maintained, financially secure, growing, and always operating in the best interest of those we serve.
  13. Always work to learn how to do my job better.
  14. Declare any conflicts of interest between my personal life and my position in the organization and abstain from voting when appropriate.
  15. Report  HSC-related actions in a timely and thorough way.
  16. Will not discuss confidential proceedings of the Board outside the boardroom.

 Additionally, if I am a member of the HSC Board of Directors, I:
  1. Will carry out my duties and fully participate in Board business in a positive and enthusiastic way.
  2. Will not criticize fellow board members in or out of the boardroom.
  3. Will not use my membership on the Board for my personal advantage or that of my friends or relatives.
  4. Will not discuss confidential proceedings of the Board outside the boardroom.
  5. Will ensure, to the best of my abilities, that all board members, staff, and volunteers have the requisite skills and information to adequately perform their duties.
  6. Will work to ensure that HSC is fair and inclusive in its dealings with board members, staff, volunteers, and members at large.
  7. Will provide comprehensive and timely information to the public, the media, and all other interested parties and will be responsive to reasonable requests for more information.


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