ST. LOUIS BOARD OF EDUCATION POLICY
INTERNAL BOARD POLICIES
No compensation shall be paid to members of the St. Louis Board of Education.
Board members, on authorization and approval of the board may be reimbursed for actual, reasonable, and necessary expenses incurred in the performance, of official duties as board members.
Payment of an expense should be approved only when it has actually been incurred by the board member, is reasonable in amount, and is necessary to the board member's performance of his or her official duties. Expenses which do not directly relate to official school business or which have no direct benefit to the school system, including but not limited to entertainment expenses, should be borne by the individual and not the district.
In appropriate cases, the treasurer is authorized to advance monies to board members for anticipated expenses. The advance, which should be reasonable and the average market rate for motel, food, registration and transportation expenses, shall not be greater than the anticipated expenses. Following the trip or other activity, the board member shall promptly return all monies not needed and shall promptly certify and file the necessary expense reports.
Appropriate forms and receipts must be submitted to the full board for review and approval at a scheduled planning, business, or special board meeting. Upon the board's approval, the president of the board will authorize reimbursement by means of his or her signature on the appropriate forms.
Legal: Section 162.581 RSMo.
Policy adopted: July 10, 1990