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Remuneration, Reimbursement And Other Benefits   

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Remuneration

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

On an annual basis, the Board may increase the compensation of Board members beyond the limit delineated in Education Code 35120 in an amount not to exceed five percent based on the present monthly rate of compensation. Any increase made pursuant to this section shall be effective upon approval by the Board. (Education Code 35120)

Reimbursement of Expenses

Upon approval by the Board, the district shall reimburse individual Board members for all necessary and reasonable expenses, including but not limited to transportation, meals, hotels and registration fees, when performing services or attending in-service training for the district. Reimbursement shall be made only after approval by the Board and receipt and verification of appropriate documentation regarding the expenses.

Reimbursement will be based on Board Policy 3350.

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 non-safety employees with the most generous schedule of benefits. (Government Code 53208.5)

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.

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

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

33050-33053 General waiver authority

33362-33363 Reimbursement of expenses for attendance at workshops

35012 Board members; number, election and term

35044 Payment of traveling expenses of representatives of board

35120 Compensation for services as member of governing board

35172 Promotional activities

44038 Cash deposits for transportation purchased on credit

FAMILY CODE

297-297.5 Rights, protections and benefits under law; registered domestic partners

GOVERNMENT CODE

8314 Use of public resources

20322 Elective officers; election to become member

20420-20445 Membership in Public Employees' Retirement System; definition of safety employees

53200-53209 Group insurance

54952.3 Simultaneous or serial meetings; announcement of compensation

HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE

1373 Health services plan, coverage for dependent children

INSURANCE CODE

10277-10278 Group and individual health insurance, coverage for dependent children

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 26

403 Tax-sheltered annuities

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 42

18011 Right to maintain existing health coverage

CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 26

1.403(b)-2 Tax-sheltered annuities, definition of employee

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

91 Ops.Cal.Atty.Gen. 37 (2008)

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

Management Resources:

INSTITUTE FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS

Sample Expense and Use of Public Resources Policy Statement, January 2006

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE PUBLICATIONS

Tax-Sheltered Annuity Plans (403(b) Plans) for Employees of Public Schools and Certain Tax-Exempt Organizations, Publication 571, rev. February 2013

WEB SITES

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

Institute for Local Government: http://www.ca-ilg.org

Internal Revenue Service: http://www.irs.gov

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

Bylaw VISTA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: August 18, 2011 Vista, California