Longview School District


Longview, WA, USA
Board Member Expenses Policy 1731

Policy No. 1731

Board of Directors



The per diem expenses of board members while traveling to and from and attending board meetings may be paid. The expenses of board members who attend conferences or meetings as representatives of the district may be paid. Such expenses for conferences may be paid in advance. A director may be reimbursed for gratuities not exceeding customary percentages for the cost of meals as well as reasonable amounts for such services as baggage handling when the costs are incurred while the individual is engaged in district business or other approved travel. No reimbursement is permitted for alcoholic beverages.

"School directors are partners in the management team, along with the administrators they employ. While the board typically does not take part in the day-to-day operation of the school system, it does participate in a variety of management decisions."1 Because of this partnership and the need to be aware of district programs in order to make more informed decisions, board members wishing to attend district programs have access to all events offered by the district without the need to pay entry fees.

Board members will be provided with a guest pass which will allow entry to school district programs in the same manner as district coaches.

Board members wishing to attend district programs where reserved seat tickets are sold must purchase their own ticket and may submit an expense reimbursement request for the amount of the ticket.

1 Serving on Your Local School Board, a publication of the Washington State School Directors' Association.

Legal References:

RCW 28A.320.050 Reimbursement of expenses — Advancing anticipated expenses
RCW 43.03.170 Advance warrants — Issuance — Limitations


Cross References: Board Policy 6213, Travel Expenses


Initially Adopted: November 23, 1987

Adopted: September 28, 2009