The purpose of this nepotism policy is to protect the interests of The Exploris School when it is contemplating entering into an arrangement with an immediate family member of a member of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) or an employee of The Exploris School. This policy is intended to supplement but not replace any applicable state laws governing nepotism applicable to nonprofit and charitable corporations.


The Policy shall be as follows:

  1. Before any immediate family, as defined below, of any member of the Board or a charter school employee with supervisory authority shall be employed or engaged as an employee, independent contractor, or otherwise by the Board in any capacity, such proposed employment or engagement shall be:

(i) disclosed to the Board and (ii) approved by the Board in a duly called open-session meeting.

The burden of disclosure of such a conflict of interest shall be on the applicable Board member or employee with supervisory authority. If the requirements of this subsection are complied with, The Exploris School may employ the immediate family of any member of the Board or an Exploris School employee with supervisory authority.

  1. No teacher or staff member that is immediate family of the chief administrator shall be hired without the Board evaluating their credentials, establishing a structure to prevent conflicts of interest, and notifying the Department, with evidence, that this process has occurred.

The term “immediate family member” means a spouse, parent, child, domestic partner, brother, sister, grandparent, grandchild, guardian or ward. The term includes the step, half, and in-law relationships.

References North Carolina G.S. 115C-12.2, G.S. 115C-218.15; Section 4.3 Charter Agreement

Adopted: July 24, 2018