BOARD MEMBER COMPENSATION AND EXPENSES
The salary of each Board member shall be paid as prescribed by law.
The Board recognizes the importance of its members participating in professional and educational organizations whose primary purposes are to promote education and quality boardsmanship. Board members shall be eligible to attend functions, which are duly authorized by the Board as official travel functions of the Board.
During budget preparation, the Board shall set a total professional travel budget for all Board members to be approved by the Board and included as a line item in the budget. Each Board member shall be allocated 1/9th of the total travel budget. That amount shall appear as a line item in the budget. Each Board member shall be limited to the line item amount in the budget. Budgeted travel amounts not utilized by each Board member shall remain in the general fund and shall be designated for innovative, educational projects for the subsequent fiscal year.
Board members shall not be reimbursed for travel expenses incurred after the final date for qualifying if they do not qualify to run for reelection or after the date of the school board election if they are defeated for reelection, except in instances where board members have been selected as program participants prior to their defeat or failure to qualify.
The Comptroller shall reimburse Board members for those expenses, which are appropriately documented in accordance with rules and regulations of the state auditors.
The monthly financial statements prepared by the Comptroller shall indicate, as a separate item, the total amount of travel reimbursed to Board members for the month as well as a cumulative total for the fiscal year.