BOARD MEMBER COMPENSATION AND EXPENSES
The Bossier Parish School Board shall provide an expense allowance and expense reimbursement for its members in accordance with state law and at a rate set by the Board. Board members shall also be authorized to receive reimbursement for mileage going to and from meetings as well as reimbursement for actual travel and related expenses outside the jurisdictional boundaries of the Board while on official School Board business, all in accordance with Board policy.
A School Board member shall be allowed to miss six (6) regularly scheduled monthly School Board meetings/assigned committee meetings during a calendar year with no penalty. Any member exceeding six (6) absences shall thereafter forfeit $100.00 per absence.
In the event that a current member is replaced for the remainder of an unexpired term by an appointed or newly-elected member, this policy shall be applied to the new member for the remainder of the unexpired term of office on a pro-rata basis.
Any action increasing the compensation for Board members shall require a two-thirds vote of the total membership. Before any action is taken, however, the Board shall advertise in the official journal of the Board the time and place of a meeting to consider the expense allowance. The advertisement shall appear on at least two (2) separate days during the fifteen (15) days immediately preceding such meeting.
The President may, at the discretion of the Board, be provided up to an additional $150.00 monthly expense allowance for his/her duties as President.
No travel expense shall be paid to any Board member above the allotted amount established by the Board in policy DJD, Expense Reimbursement unless approval of the Board has been granted prior to the travel. Additional reimbursement amounts for unusual circumstances (i.e., “high cost” areas) may be approved by the Bossier Parish School Board upon recommendation of the Superintendent, with proper documentation provided.
Revised: March 20, 2014
Ref: Constitution of Louisiana, Art. VIII, Sec. 8
La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §17:56
Board minutes, 3-20-14
Bossier Parish School Board