2521 - School Board Conferences, Convention, Workshops

 

Adoption Date: 1/13/2000, Revised: 8/17/2010 
2000 - Governance and Operations

2521 School Board Conferences, Convention, Workshops

In recognition of the need for continuing in-service training and development for its members, the Board of Education encourages the participation of all members in meetings, conferences, workshops, conventions and activities of area, state, and National School Boards associations, as well as in the activities of other educational groups. Board members are encouraged to study and examine materials received from these organizations as well as publications and tapes available in the Board's own library.

In order to control both the investment of time and funds necessary to implement this policy, the Board establishes these principles and procedures for its guidance:

1. The Board Clerk will compile, maintain, and distribute, to each Board member, information on upcoming School Board conferences, conventions, and workshops, to help the Board decide which meetings appear to be most promising in terms of producing direct and indirect benefits to the school district. The Board will periodically decide which meetings appear to be most promising in terms of producing direct and indirect benefits to the school district. At least annually, the Board will identify those new ideas or procedures and/or cost benefits that can be ascribed to participation at such meetings.

2. Funds for participation at such meetings will be budgeted for on an annual basis. When funds are limited, the Board will designate which of its members would be the most appropriate to participate at a given meeting.

3. Reimbursement to Board members for their travel expenses will be as follows:

a. Travel (Auto- reimbursement in accordance with the mileage allowance approved annually by the Board. Plane - coach class airfare, only)

b. Meals

c. Lodging

d. Registration

4. When a conference, convention, or workshop is not attended by the full Board, those who do will be requested to share information, recommendations, and materials acquired at the meeting.