BOARD OF DIRECTORS' MEMBER COMPENSATION AND EXPENSES
As an elected public official, the Board member is a public servant who serves without compensation. Board members shall be reimbursed for actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their official duties.
Prior to reimbursement of actual and necessary expenses, the Board member must submit a detailed receipt indicating the date, purpose and nature of the expense for each claim item. A credit card receipt is generally not considered a detailed receipt. Failure to provide a detailed receipt shall make the expense nonreimbursable. In exceptional circumstances, the Board may allow a claim without proper receipt. Written documentation explaining the exceptional circumstances shall be maintained as part of the District's record of the claim.
It shall be the responsibility of the Board secretary to compile the expenses of board members and bring them to the Board for audit and approval in the same manner as other claims of the District. It shall be the responsibility of the Board to determine through the audit and approval process of the board whether the expenses incurred by a Board member are actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their official duties.
If a District vehicle is not available, the board member will be reimbursed .39 cents per mile. Pre-approved expenses for meals are limited to $35.00 for full day commitments. Meals may be pre-approved for a larger amount at the discretion of the Board.
Legal Reference: Iowa Code 68B; 277.27; 279.7A, .8, .32 (1995).
Cross Reference: 203 Board of Directors' Conflict of Interest
401.7 Employee Travel Compensation
401.10 Credit Cards
Approved: 12/9/96 Reviewed: 9/00 Revised: 1/2020