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Atascadero USD |  BB  9250  Board Bylaws

Remuneration, Reimbursement, And Other Benefits   

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Each member of the Board of Trustees may receive the maximum monthly compensation as provided for in law.

Board members are not required to accept payment for meetings attended.

If a member does not attend all Board meetings during the month, he/she is eligible to receive only a percentage of the monthly compensation equal to the percentage of meetings attended unless otherwise authorized by the Board in accordance with law. (Education Code 1090, 35120)

Members may be paid for meetings they missed when the Board, by resolution, finds that they were performing designated services for the district at the time of the meeting or that they were absent because of illness, jury duty, or a hardship deemed acceptable by the Board. (Education Code 1090, 35120)

Reimbursement of Expenses

Board members shall be reimbursed for traveling expenses incurred when so authorized in advance by the Board. (Education Code 35044)

The rate of reimbursement shall be the same rate specified for district personnel.

(cf. 3350 - Travel Expenses)

(cf. 9240 - Board Development)

Board members may use district-issued credit cards while on official district business. Under no circumstances may personal expenses be charged on district credit cards.

Health and Welfare Benefits

Board members may participate in the health and welfare benefits program provided for district employees.

The district shall pay up to $7,000.00 annually for premiums required for Board members electing to participate in the district health and welfare benefits program.

Benefits for Retired Board Members

Any members whose first term of office began on or after January 1, 1995, and any other members retiring from the Board after at least one term, may continue the health and welfare benefits program at their own expense if coverage is in effect at the time of retirement. (Government Code 53201)

The district shall pay health insurance premiums for retired Board members who served in office after January 1, 1981, and who have served a total of 12 years or more. These payments shall be made to the same extent that they were being made before January 1, 1994, and under the same terms. The Board may grant the same or a lesser benefit upon retirement to current Board members, provided that they served 12 years or more on the Board, and provided that their first term began before January 1, 1995. This benefit shall not be granted to Board members whose first term of office began on or after January 1, 1995.

Legal Reference:


1090 Compensation for members and mileage allowance

33362 Reimbursement of expenses (Department of Education and CSBA workshops)

35012 Board members; number, election and term

35044 Payment of traveling expenses of representatives of board

35120 Compensation (services as member of governing board)

35172 Promotional activities

44038 Cash deposits for transportation purchased on credit


9140-9147 Referendum for county elections

9340-9342 Referendum for local public entities

17200 Preservation of referendum petitions


20322 Elective officers; election to become member

53200-53209 Group insurance


403(b) Tax-sheltered annuities


Thorning v. Hollister School District, (1992) 11 Cal.App.4th 1598

Board of Education of the Palo Alto Unified School District v. Superior Court of Santa Clara County, (1979) 93 Cal.App.3d 578


83 Ops.Cal.Atty.Gen. 124 (2000)


adopted: September 21, 1999 Atascadero, California

revised/adopted: November 5, 2002

revised/adopted: June 21, 2016