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Santa Cruz City Schools |  BB  9250  Board Bylaws

Remuneration, Reimbursement And Other Benefits   

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Reimbursement of Expenses

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

(cf. 9240 - Board Development)

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

(cf. 3350 - Travel Expenses)

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.

Health and welfare benefits for Board members shall be no greater than that received by district's nonsafety employees with the most generous schedule of benefits. (Government Code 53208.5)

(cf. 4154/4254/4354 - Health and Welfare Benefits)

The district shall pay the cost of all premiums required for Board members electing to participate in the district health and welfare benefits program to the same extent that the district pays premiums for district staff in accordance with Government Code 53208.5.

Remuneration

Only if a Board Member chooses not to accept health and welfare benefits, the Board member may, though is not required to, choose to accept monthly compensation of no more than $240 per month. The choice for the year will be communicated to the Superintendent by the first Board meeting of the year in December. If a member does not attend all Board meetings during the month, he/she may 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. Members may be paid for meetings missed when the Board, by resolution, finds that they were performing designated duties of the district at the time of the meeting. Any Board member may designate his/her stipend to be transferred to a special account, and to specify its use for the district.

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

1090 Compensation for members and mileage allowance

33050-33053 General waiver authority

33362-33363 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

GOVERNMENT CODE

20322 Elective officers; election to become member

53200-53209 Group insurance

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 26

403(b) Tax-sheltered annuities

COURT DECISIONS

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

ATTORNEY GENERAL OPINIONS

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

Management Resources:

WEB SITES

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

Public Employees' Retirement System: http://www.calpers.ca.gov

Bylaw SANTA CRUZ CITY SCHOOLS

adopted: February 23, 2011 Soquel, California