FOOD AND BEVERAGE CONSUMPTION
The board recognizes that staff members and others associated with the district are expected to pay for their own food and beverages. However, under certain circumstances when the district is deriving benefit, the district may expend funds for food and beverage consumed by staff and others while in the conduct of the business of the district.
Reasonable expenses associated with public ceremonies are permitted provided that the events have been authorized by the board and serve a public purpose.
Meetings, Study Sessions, Training Session
Food and nonalcoholic beverages may be served at district expense when a meeting, study session, training session, or hearing continues through normal mealtime hours and will facilitate the continuance of the session with minimum disruption. Expenses for food and beverage must be reasonable and serve a public purpose. Participants shall be restricted to officers, staff members, volunteers, or "quasi-employees,"—non-compensated volunteers, or advisory committee members who might otherwise be entitled to actual monetary payment. Nonalcoholic beverages of a nominal nature may be provided at meetings, study, or training sessions when such occur during non-mealtime hours. All requests for food to be paid from district funding must be approved by the superintendent or designee.
Reasonable expenses for food and nonalcoholic beverages are permitted when staff members are engaged in conferences or meetings with individuals or small groups who have an interest in the operation of the district.
Initially Adopted: March 14, 1988
Adopted: March 22, 2010