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District 150 Approves Policy Addressing Nepotism

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Cass Herrington
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Peoria Public Radio

The Peoria Public School board is cracking down on nepotism -- or patronage or favoritism given to family members.

The board voted unanimously Monday in favor of adding a policy that aims to prevent situations where an employee would directly supervise a relative or spouse.

Board Vice President Rick Cloyd first proposed the policy in December. At that time, Cloyd said he’s seen problems arise in the district from supervisor-employee relationships that are too close to home. The new regulation requires board members to disclose relatives who work for the district.

Board President Martha Ross’ daughter is the principal of Glen Oak. Ross abstained from a vote on her daughter’s promotion during the last District 150 board meeting.