Student Code of Conduct

We strive each day to develop the character of youth through quality performing arts education and family entertainment with a vision that EVERY child should have the opportunity to have their voice heard. We work to teach our Ten Characters both on and off the stage and to deliver the very best possible learning experience. To make that possible and in order for them to participate in our programs, we require the adoption and adherence by our students to this Student Code of Conduct and the agreement of our Students to abide by these terms, and our Student participants and their parents or legal guardians understand and agree that:

We expect high standards and for our Students to portray at all times in our facilities, on our stages and beyond the very best of our Ten Characters which are:

  1. Teamwork: Be a team player. Everyone has an important role to play, and every role, large and small, is critical to the team’s success.
  2. Leadership: Be a role model for others on and off the stage and lead others to do and be better.
  3. Responsibility: Be accountable for your actions, for delivering on your commitments, and be willing to admit it when things go badly.
  4. Respect: Show respect for others and their gifts. Respect for teachers, parents, and one another, and celebrate our differences.
  5. Self-Confidence: Believe in yourself and your abilities and communicate like a winner. Know you have a gift to share.
  6. Integrity: Be honest, trustworthy, trust and be trusted, and demonstrate strong moral principles.
  7. Discipline: Stay focused on what you are trying to accomplish, and show obedience to those trying to instruct and guide.
  8. Gratitude: Give thanks and appreciation through words, actions and thought for the many gifts we have been given.
  9. Positive Attitude: Be positive about a wonderful future and pass along to others your bright outlook.
  10. Love one another: Show kindness and patience and be inclusive and accepting of others and build lasting relationships.

Respect for Others

Our Students will respect the rights, privileges and feelings of other students, directors, staff and volunteers and demonstrate courtesy, even when others do not. Fighting, bullying, cyberbullying, name calling, intimidation, bigotry of any kind, inappropriate language or any other form of emotional or physical abuse, public disparagement, or unwanted contact directed at one another, Directors, Staff or Volunteers will not be tolerated on our stages, within our theatres or through electronic media.

Our Students are expected to demonstrate respectful and supportive communication that helps foster a positive environment for all. All participants in the NTPA community should refrain from speaking to each other in any way that could be construed as harsh, coercive, threatening, intimidating, shaming, derogatory, demeaning, or humiliating.

Any observations of such actions should immediately be reported to the Theatre Managing Director or through the NTPA See Something/Say Something Process defined below.

NTPA cannot be expected to resolve or become a party to individual or personal conflicts between individual students or parents/guardians. NTPA staff may make themselves available to support conflict resolution but cannot be held responsible or take an active role in private disputes.  NTPA cannot be expected to maintain or punish students for conduct in non-NTPA activities or events.

Maintain a Professional Focus

Our students are expected to pay attention to and follow the guidance of Directors so that they can maximize their theatre experience. Disruptive, distracting or problematic behavior that affects this learning environment for others would be inconsistent with our Ten Characters and cannot be tolerated.

Cell phones and other electronics may not impede the attention or focus of the NTPA activity, and Directors may require students to turn them off.

No student may prevent a director or instructor from teaching or peers from learning.

Our students are expected to maintain a professional focus and positive attitude and may not disparage, criticize, or demean NTPA, its staff or volunteers in any NTPA activity, public forum or any online electronic communication, or digital or other public medium.

Always Be On Time

Our participants show up to rehearsals, classes and shows on-time, prepared, and ready to work – with all necessary props, costumes, notes, scripts and water bottle.

Leaving and Dismissal Policy

Students will not leave NTPA premises during any activity unless excused by the Director or their designee. Students may not leave NTPA premises without their parent, nor go to the parking lot or their cars during short rehearsal breaks.

Respect Our Theatres

Participants will respect the theatre facilities, costumes, props, sets, and all other NTPA property including the property of other participants. They will pick up after themselves, participate in group clean-up activity, and work to keep the theatre and classrooms clean. Destruction of personal or NTPA property, theft of personal or NTPA property and unauthorized use of NTPA facilities or property is strictly prohibited.

Public Displays of Affection

Students should respect personal space and use discretion in expressing their relationships in public. Our participants may not engage in excessive or inappropriate physical contact.

NTPA Dress Code

NTPA has adopted a dress code which outlines the following guidance for acceptable dress except where otherwise guided by the Director for a show’s costume or for specific program activity (dance classes, choreography calls, etc) or as determined by the Managing Director or as delegated to the Director in a manner consistent with respect to community standards. NTPA’s dress code includes good grooming and hygiene, prevents disruption, minimizes safety hazards, and maintains a positive learning environment. Students and parents are asked to ensure that appropriateness and neatness of dress are maintained; and may determine a student’s personal dress and grooming standards, provided that they comply with the following:

  • Shoes must be worn at all times.
  • Dresses, skirts, and skorts must extend beyond the fingertips when standing with arms down.
  • Shorts must fall no less than palm length.
  • Shirts, shorts and pants (including shorts and pants with rips and holes) must cover all under garments at all times whether in standing, reaching, stooping or sitting position.
  • Chest, midriff and bottom should be covered at all times with material that is not see-through.
  • Tanks tops with straps less than “two fingers”, tube tops, halter type blouses or mesh shirts will not be permitted.
  • Tops should cover midriffs without tugging or pulling.
  • Bralettes and sports bras are considered underwear and should be worn underneath a shirt
  • Attire will be free of images or language that is vulgar, offensive, lewd, indecent; images or language that promote violence, incite criminal activity, contain extortion or threats, include hate speech, or promote illegal use of drugs or alcohol, or other inappropriate content.
  • Clothing, accessories and body art may not depict material or cause substantial interference with or disruption of theatre activities or the rights of others.

All students are expected to meet community standards and policies with regard to health, cleanliness and appearance.  Students are expected to wear “underpinnings” (undergarments to cover underwear and to maintain privacy) at all times while in costume for rehearsals and performances.

Serious Student Offenses

NTPA strives to ensure that all of its Students and employees are free from bullying, discrimination, and various forms of harassment. NTPA prohibits these behaviors, and all allegations are to be taken very seriously by students, staff, volunteers, and parents/guardians. NTPA will make every effort to handle and respond to every charge and complaint filed by students and employees in a fair, thorough, and just manner. Every effort will be made to protect the due process rights of all victims and all alleged perpetrators.

The North Texas Performing Arts Management Team will report crimes as required by law and contact local law enforcement when it is suspected that a crime has been committed on NTPA property.

The following offenses are deemed serious enough that a student involved may be suspended or dismissed from North Texas Performing Arts:

Bullying and Harassment Policy

All students, employees and volunteers are entitled to an environment in which they feel safe, secure, comfortable, and free from unlawful harassment. NTPA will not tolerate physical, emotional, verbal, nonverbal or any type bullying or harassment of a student, employee or volunteer at any time.

Bullying and harassment include behaviors including a single significant act or pattern of acts by one or more students which intimidate, embarrass, coerce, or harm, often involving a perceived imbalance of power, and may include behaviors or communications that take place in-person and/or through electronic devices. Harassment may include targeting others based on race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or any other perceived or assumed characteristics. Comments, written materials, drawings, and gestures that may be taken as suggestive, explicit, or demeaning are forms of harassment. Threats of violence or physical harm, social exclusion, false accusations, rumors, and pressure to participate in illicit activities may also be considered harassment. Unwanted physical advances or requests for sexual favors are unacceptable and prohibited.

Stating that words or actions were meant jokingly does not relieve a student from violating this policy or dismiss them from disciplinary consideration. Harassment and bullying are defined by the victim’s experience, not by the perpetrator’s intentions. Repetition of an unwanted behavior over time that creates a hostile environment may in itself constitute harassment.

Cyberbullying Policy

Cyberbullying means bullying that is done through the use of any electronic communication device, including through the use of a cellular or other type of telephone, a computer, a camera, electronic mail, instant messaging, and text messaging, as social media application, an internet website, or any other internet-based communication tool.

Respectful, supportive, and positive social media interaction is expected and encouraged.  Our participants will not engage in social media or other communications that are of a critical, negative or bullying nature of fellow cast members, NTPA or its Directors or volunteers, and may not post or share video or audio content that violates NTPA licensing rights.

Posting content to social media that substantially disrupts the conduct of classes, rehearsals, performances or other NTPA activities is prohibited.

Students may not use the internet or other electronic communications to threaten or harass other students, employees, board members, or volunteers, including off NTPA property. Students may not send, post, deliver, or possess electronic messages that are abusive, obscene, sexually oriented, threatening, harassing, damaging to another’s reputation, or illegal if the conduct causes a substantial disruption to the NTPA’s environment or infringes on the rights of another student.

Use of the internet or other electronic communication to engage in or encourage illegal behavior or threaten NTPA safety is strictly prohibited.

Gender Based Harassment

Gender-based Harassment includes physical, verbal, or nonverbal conduct based on the student’s gender, the student’s expression of characteristics perceived as stereotypical for the student’s gender, or the student’s failure to conform to stereotypical notions of masculinity or femininity.

Gender-based harassment is strictly prohibited at NTPA.

Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harassment is harassment including unwelcome sexual advances; requests for sexual favors; or sexually motivated physical, verbal, or nonverbal conduct when the conduct is so severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating, threatening, hostile, or offensive environment.

NTPA Students may not engage in conduct that constitutes sexual impropriety, harassment or sexual abuse, whether by word, gesture, or any other conduct, directed toward another person, including another student, employee, or volunteer. Creating, soliciting, or distributing pornographic images is strictly prohibited.

NTPA Students are prohibited from causing an individual to act through the use of or threat of force (coercion). Sexual impropriety or sexual harassment is strictly prohibited at NTPA.

Discrimination Policy

Discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or on any other basis prohibited by law, is never allowed. At NTPA all people are treated fairly regardless of gender identification, sex/sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, body type/size, religion, and personal style.

Drugs and Alcohol Policy

Because of the overwhelming evidence indicating the health risks of substance use, NTPA firmly opposes students using drugs, alcohol, and tobacco, including all e-cigarette and vapor inhalant products. Students are urged to avoid the use of these substances at all times.

NTPA students are not permitted to be under the influence, consume or have in their possession within 300 Feet of NTPA premises or at NTPA sanctioned events illegal drugs (including paraphernalia), alcohol, prescription or over-the-counter drugs that cause impairment of the physical or mental faculties. Tobacco products, including e-cigarettes; and any component, part, or accessory for an e-cigarette device are prohibited.

Prohibited items listed above may be employed as props in an NTPA production upon express approval of the Managing Director.

Disciplinary action will result for selling, giving, or delivering to another person, or possessing, using, or being under the influence of alcohol, marijuana, a controlled substance, or a dangerous drug, if the conduct is not punishable as a felony.

Threats to Safety Policy

Jeopardizing the safety or well-being of a member of the NTPA community will not be tolerated.

NTPA students are not permitted to handle dangerous Items. Students may never carry or wield any potentially dangerous weapons, tools or equipment while on NTPA premises without proper permission. Possession or use of firearms, knives, or other dangerous weapons is prohibited. Students may not create a fire hazard or tamper with fire or other safety equipment.

Any student who makes threatening statements about their intent to bring a weapon to NTPA or to harm others may be suspended or expelled. Engaging in oral or written exchanges that threaten the safety of another student, employee, volunteer or NTPA property is prohibited.

Making false threats or perpetrating hoaxes regarding NTPA facility safety will not be tolerated.

Disciplinary Action

Students are expected to treat each other, NTPA employees, parents, volunteers and guests with respect. Full cooperation is expected from students and parents in any disciplinary matter.

Three Strike Rule

Students breaking any of the code of conduct rules may be subject to the following disciplinary actions:

  • First Violation: The student will be given a verbal warning by the Director;
  • Second Violation: The student will be given a verbal warning, dismissed temporarily from participation and the parent notified by the Managing Director.
  • Third Violation: The student may be dismissed permanently from the activity or depending on the severity of the offense as determined solely by NTPA, banned from continued participation in NTPA programs.

NTPA may dismiss a Student from a show or activity and all NTPA privileges revoked without completing the Three Strike Rule process. For severe or repeated infractions or continued inability or unwillingness to conform to this Code of Conduct, NTPA may prohibit a student, parent or family from participating in future NTPA activities in any capacity for a probationary period or permanently as determined by a vote of the majority of the Governing Board of Directors or its Disciplinary Committee.

Disciplinary Communication to Parents

NTPA will contact parents regarding disciplinary infractions as deemed appropriate by management. Minor infractions and consequences may be communicated via email or expressed verbally to the student. More serious offenses may warrant phone calls or in-person meetings with students and parents. Parents will only be informed of disciplinary consequences assigned to their own children.

To the greatest extent possible, the NTPA Management Team shall respect the privacy of the complainant, persons against whom a report is filed, and witnesses. Limited disclosures may be necessary in order to conduct a thorough investigation and comply with applicable law.

Reporting Code of Conduct Violations

NTPA students and families are encouraged to participate in and promote NTPA’s “See Something/Say Something” program:

Any student who believes that he or she has observed or has experienced improper or inappropriate or prohibited behaviors or witnesses conduct in violation of this policy, should report these immediately to an instructor, Director, Managing Director or report through NTPA’s See Something/Say Something Program via confidential phonemail at 469-498-2003, via email at or confidentially online at A student or parent/guardian who has a complaint alleging prohibited conduct may request a conference with a member of the NTPA Management Team or report via the BeSafe communication processes above.

Retaliation, intimidation or pressure by a student or employee against a person who is a witness or participates in an investigation of alleged bullying, discrimination or harassment is prohibited. A person who makes a false claim or offers false statements or refuses to cooperate with an investigation may be subject to appropriate discipline.

Examples of retaliation against a student may include threats (from another student or employee), ostracism, assault, or destruction of property. Retaliation does not include petty slights and annoyances from other students or adults.

Reporting Crimes

The NTPA Management Team, as appropriate, shall report crimes as required by law and shall call local law enforcement when they suspect that a crime has been committed at any NTPA facility.

Acknowledgement and Agreement

I acknowledge that violation of the above could result in my termination from a show or activity and the revocation of all privileges with the North Texas Performing Arts and tuition paid may not be refunded.

I acknowledge that violation of the above could result in my termination from a show or activity and the revocation of all privileges with the North Texas Performing Arts and tuitions paid may not be refunded.

Parent/Guardian/Patron Code of Conduct

We strive each day to develop the character of youth through quality performing arts education and family entertainment.  We work to teach our Ten Characters both on and off the stage and to deliver the very best possible learning experience for our students.  To make that possible, we require the adoption by Parents, Patrons and Guardians to this Code of Conduct:

Our Parents, Patrons and Guardians will:

  • Ensure they and their student follows the Code of Conduct adopted by the North Texas Performing Arts, and acknowledges their continued involvement is subject to the “Three Strike Rule” therein.
  • Understand the NTPA Casting Philosophy and agree to its criteria and terms.
  • Ensure their student attends scheduled program activities regularly and shows up on time with all necessary materials and is prepared to complete the expected activities.
  • Encourage their student to work at home to learn materials and is ready to perform.
  • Ensure the off-stage conduct of their student is conducive to a proper learning environment.
  • Willingly participate in Director discussions to to review a student’s progress and welfare.
  • Ensures their student is appropriately dressed for all activities consistent with the published dress code.
  • Bring to the attention of NTPA Management conditions that may adversely affect their student’s learning experience, or that present a current or potential harm to their student or others.
  • Maintain communication with NTPA as needed. Parents are responsible for providing a means by which to receive communication concerning productions and classes and should maintain home, work and emergency contact information.
  • Be supportive of theatre activities, volunteer and show-support requirements, and willingly supports and volunteers to assist as requested. Do not engage in social media, email, group text or similar communications that are critical, negative or of a bullying nature to fellow cast members, NTPA, its Board of Directors, Management, or volunteers.
  • Ensure their language to their own student and others is supportive, constructive, and age appropriate and of a positive nature. Swearing, yelling, and humiliation are not acceptable disciplinary techniques within the NTPA.
  • Avoid any personal, verbal, non-verbal, physical or sexual harassment between student-to-student, student-to-adult, or adult-to-adult.
  • Will follow the direction and guidance of Directors, volunteers or others selected and empowered by the Director to assist in specific responsibilities to produce a given production.
  • Understand that the public electronic distribution or livestreaming of any video or audio recording of any activity is not permitted, and any recording must conform to the production’s associated licensing rights.
  • The parent assumes full responsibility for any act or omission of their student during any NTPA activity.
  • The Parent agrees and understands that the Director is in charge of the production. The Director is accountable for the educational and production outcome and is solely responsible for the creative and artistic process.  Concerns with a Director’s actions or efforts should be addressed to the theatre’s Managing Director.
  • Parents may not influence or attempt to influence, challenge or question a Director’s casting, role or line assignment, or other show-related decision.
  • Parents may not ask or encourage any Board Member to violate their Board Code of Conduct, by requesting a Board Member take action on their behalf to influence or attempt to influence, challenge or question a Director’s casting, role or line assignment, or other show-related decision.
  • Understand and agree that the Director may excuse any individual from observing rehearsals.
  • Understand and agree to the Tuition and Ticketing policy and will keep accounts current and acknowledges students with past-due balances will not be permitted to take the stage for rehearsals or performances.
  • NTPA may prohibit a student, parent or family from participating in future NTPA activities, shows, or events in any capacity for reasons of abuse, misconduct or other injurious actions as determined by a vote of the majority of the Governing Board of Directors.
  • A parent may not own or operate a youth theatre organization offering services similar to NTPA.
  • If at any time a parent or guardian observes behaviors or actions by NTPA staff or other parents, that they believe is inappropriate or improper, they will promptly make the Managing Director aware of the situation or report via NTPA’s “See Something/Say Something” program via confidential email at

I acknowledge that a violation of the above could result in my child’s termination from an activity and the revocation of any or all privileges with NTPA by determination of a majority of the Governing Board Board of Directors, and fees paid for services may not be refunded.

Staff Code of Conduct

As a member of the North Texas Performing Arts (NTPA) team, I agree to strive every day to fulfill the NTPA Mission to develop the character of our students through quality arts education and family entertainment.  I will work to focus on our student’s development of the NTPA Ten Characters both on and off the stage and agree that the student’s educational experience is paramount.   I agree to abide by and fully adhere to this Code of Conduct and understand that my doing so is a condition of employment.

Our Directors, Teachers and Staff agree that they will:

  • Strive to create a cheerful, positive and constructive learning environment for all our students.
  • Create and deliver a formal and well planned class plan for every class with a program delivery plan and expected outcomes;
  • Be on-time to every class or event, prepared to perform my duties with appropriate preparation, assignments and resources.
  • Maintain an orderly atmosphere conducive to learning. Establish rapport and an effective working relationship with students and other staff members and maintain appropriate professional educator-student relationships and boundaries. I will never “touch” a student except as required for their safety or if absolutely necessary to fulfill a teaching objective and then only after asking the student’s permission.
  • I will only attend social gatherings at which students might take part where a predominate number of parents are present and will never remain past midnight if there are youth present. I will always maintain a healthy and professional “director/teacher” to “student” relationship maintaining appropriate and necessary teacher-student professional and physical boundaries. I will never engage in discussions with students regarding personal relationships, illegal substances, and make no suggestive comments regarding such.
  • Avoid all electronic communications with students except those only to specifically facilitate schedule logistics or other show related activities.
  • Report to the appropriate authorities’ incidents of suspected inappropriate behavior, child abuse or neglect, as required by law and encourage all participants to take advantage of NTPA’s “See Something, Say Something” program as appropriate;
  • Serve as an appropriate role model to our students in accordance with the standards of the acting and the teaching profession;
  • Enforce the NTPA Dress Code and abide by that same dress code personally and dress and groom professionally and appropriately for NTPA activities and events. Agree that I serve as a role model and I will conduct myself in the highest of integrity and professional standards;
  • Make decisions on casting, performer direction and artistic creativity without influence of parents or Board Members and acknowledge such decisions are subject to review by the theatre Managing Director. I will not permit language or actions onstage that violate NTPA standards.
  • Engage volunteers to the extent possible to fulfill my vision of a production being sensitive to volunteer limitations.
  • Make every effort to avoid any real or perceived “favoritism” or preference for particular students or volunteers and will focus on activities and make decisions that deliver the greatest educational and entertainment experience. I understand and agree that it is not permissible for me or any Director to give special treatment or advantages to students taking private lessons, and I will make every effort to avoid even the appearance of such advantage.
  • Conduct all stage direction in a supportive and age-appropriate manner. Swearing at and/or humiliation of actors is not tolerated. Disciplinary tone and actions will always be of a constructive manner.  I will oversee interactions to ensure that personal, verbal, non-verbal and physical interaction is age appropriate and free of sexual or other harassment. I will not engage in, facilitate or promote the illegal use or distribution any controlled substances including alcohol, prescription drugs and toxic inhalants and not consume alcoholic beverages during compensated hours except for those authorized special events.
  • Shall neither accept nor offer gratuities, gifts, in-kind services or favors that might impair, or have the appearance of impairing, professional judgment or to obtain special advantage. This standard shall not restrict the acceptance of gifts or tokens of value less than $50 offered and accepted openly from students, parents of students, or other persons or organizations in recognition or appreciation of service (does not apply to full cast gifts).
  • I will report interpersonal disputes between students to parents, though will not become entangled in those disputes, and as appropriate, I will escalate such disputes to senior management.
  • I will not exclude a student from participation in a program, deny benefits to a student, or grant an advantage to a student on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, national origin, religion, family status, or sexual orientation.
  • I will refrain from inappropriate communication with a student or minor, including, but not limited to, electronic communication such as cell phone, text messaging, email, instant messaging, blogging, or other social network communication. I will conduct such communications in a non-social nature and confined to that communication necessary to facilitate or promote an NTPA sanctioned activity unless the relationship extends outside NTPA and communication is expressly permitted by the minor’s parent(s) and said parents are copied on the communication.  Any and all public or private electronic or otherwise communications that might be visible to our students must be done in a professional manner that reflects positively on the Director and NTPA.  I will not date or fraternize on a personal basis with an NTPA student.  I will not transport any student in any vehicle without the express written permission of the parent. I will avoid placing myself in situations where I am alone with an individual student.
  • I agree that I will not individually or in association with any other individual, party or entity that offers or intends to offer services of a similar nature in part or entirely to those offered by the North Texas Performing Arts, solicit students or parents or accept as students or provide services to any students or parents that participated in NTPA programs, within twenty miles of an NTPA location within twelve months of NTPA employment or contractual service.
  • I will not offer or solicit private lessons from any NTPA student while employed and for twelve months after employment termination except as scheduled through the NTPA Private Lesson Program and I agree to abide by those program terms.
  • I will manage my schedule to be available at all program classes or rehearsals, and find suitable substitutes well in advance of a missed event which in no case shall be more than two rehearsals per production unless pre-approved by Managing Director.
  • I will follow NTPA policies, procedures and guidelines and work to ensure our Parents, Students, and Board members adhere to their respective Code of Conduct and appropriately report abuses or violations to the Managing Director.

Board Code of Conduct

As a member of the Board of Directors of the North Texas Performing Arts and its family of Theatres and Management Boards, I agree to strive every day to build character in our students, both on and off the stage.  I willingly give my time, support and guidance to ensure the theatre is financially strong and effectively managed in an ethical and moral manner.

Our Board of Directors agree to the following terms:

  • I will abide in all respects by the North Texas Performing Arts Code of Conduct & Obligations, the Policies and Procedures, and the By-Laws and all other rules and regulations of the organization. I will ensure that my NTPA financial obligations remain in good standing. I will maintain my active status as an NTPA Member at the level I deem appropriate and may be asked, but will not be required, to make additional financial contributions to NTPA.
  • At all times I will obey all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and will provide or cause to provide the full cooperation of the theatre when requested to do so by those institutions and their persons set in authority as are required to uphold the law.
  • I will encourage participation in NTPA’s “See Something / Say Something” program and will report any observed or alleged violations appropriately, confidentially and in a timely manner to NTPA Management.
  • I will conduct the business affairs of the association in good faith and with honesty, integrity, due diligence, and reasonable competence and will avoid making commitments that I cannot fulfill.
  • Always hold the betterment of the students and the theatre members and patrons as my first priority, including during all participation in discussions and voting matters and contribute as a productive and positive force acting in support of the Mission, Vision and Values of the organization.
  • I recognize that I am obligated to act in a manner which will bear the closest public scrutiny.
  • I will not abuse my position as a board member by action, insinuation or suggestion to any theatre student, staff or patron that I am entitled to, and I may not receive or expect any special treatment or benefit beyond that of other patrons and members of the theatre.
  • I will make no effort to influence, guide, impact or persuade casting decisions for family members, friends or any other interest, and I acknowledge the Director has complete and independent decision-making authority on casting and creative decisions and will distance myself such decision-making except where the ethical or moral standards of the theatre, or child safety is threatened, in which case I will appropriately escalate to theatre management.
  • I will declare any conflict of interest, be it real, potential, or perceived, which is not immediately obvious with regard to any matter being discussed in their presence during a board meeting, and willingly recuse myself from any matter in which such a conflict might exist. I agree that I will not start, fund, create, or advise any organization that provides similar or generally similar services to the North Texas Performing Arts within twenty miles of an NTPA performance venue.
  • Should the risk of any potential or real conflict arise from an activity I choose to pursue, I agree to disclose such conflict in advance and the Board may approve by a majority vote to allow my participation in that activity.
  • I will not take advantage of or benefit from information that is obtained in the course of my official duties and responsibilities as a board member that is not generally available to our membership.
  • I will protect the organization’s information closely and will not release or share confidential or sensitive information without the permission, preferably in writing, of the person who provided it. I understand personnel related information that I am exposed to should not be repeated or discussed except in an Executive Session. I understand that issues discussed during Executive Session are confidential in nature, and that I will not repeat, impart or relay any information from an Executive Session to anyone not within that session. I will maintain confidentiality of all information which the board deems confidential.
  • I will remain mindful of resources which are in their trust on behalf of the organization, and will help establish policies which ensure the maximization of secure and protected resources.
  • I can expect to be reimbursed for legitimate and reasonable expenses incurred on behalf of the organization.
  • I will reject gifts, favors, or benefits on a personal basis and recognize such may be offered to secure advantage.
  • I will represent the theatre, its boards and management informally and formally to others in a positive and supportive manner, and will work to preserve and enhance the good reputation of the organization, its management and boards, and will avoid behavior which might damage its image. I acknowledge there will be decisions that NTPA, its management or boards might make with which I disagree, and I agree to publicly support those actions without criticism and will not dispute in-person, via electronic communication or in other public forums other than formally called board meetings.
  • I will faithfully discharge my duties without discrimination for race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion or disability.

I agree to abide by these terms during the time I am a Member of the Board of Directors and agree to do so for one year after the termination of my position as a Member of the Board of Directors