Policy 1531 - Trustee Expenses

Expenses for Board Members – In-District

A trustee shall not receive remuneration for service as a trustee. However, each trustee shall be compensated for actual expenses incurred for travel to, from, and attending meetings of the board as provided herein. Reimbursement may be paid as the travel is assumed or may accumulate until the end of the fiscal year, at the discretion of the trustee.

Expenses for Board Members at Out-of-District Meetings

Trustees normally attend workshops, training institutes, and conferences at both the state and national level. It is appropriate that trustee expenditures at these out-of District meetings be paid by the District from the general fund. It is the intent of the District to pay all legitimate costs for trustees to attend out-of-District meetings, at the established rates for reimbursement set by the


  1. Transportation as approved by the Board.
  2. On-site transportation during the course of the meeting, i.e., bus, taxi, or rental car.
  3. Hotel or motel costs for trustee, as necessary.
  4. Food costs as necessary.
  5. Telephone services shall be provided for necessary communications with business or family, resulting from the trustee being away from home.
  6. Incidental expenditures for tips and other necessary costs attributable to the trustee’s attendance at the meeting. The Districts will not reimburse or pay for such items as liquor, expenses of a spouse, separate entertainment, or other unnecessary expenditures.

Cross Reference:
7336 Travel Allowances and Expenses

Legal Reference:
I.C. § 33-506 Organization and government of board of trustees.
I.C. § 33-701 Fiscal Year – Payment and Accounting of Funds

Policy History: First Reading 10/29/02
Adopted on: Second Reading 11/26/02
Revised on: