If authorized by board resolution, at a regularly scheduled meeting, each board member may receive compensation of fifty dollars per day or portion thereof for attending board meetings and for performing other services on behalf of the school district, not to exceed four thousand eight hundred dollars per year. Such compensation will come from locally collected excess levy funds available for that purpose, and will not cause the state to incur any present or future funding obligation.
Any board member may waive all or any portion of his/her compensation for any month or months during his/her term of office, by a written waiver filed with the district. The waiver may be filed any time after the director’s election and before the date on which the compensation would otherwise be paid. The waiver will specify the month or period of months for which it is made.
Since the directors of a school district are municipal officers who fix their own compensation, they may not increase their own compensation during their current terms of office pursuant to Article 30, Section 1, and Article 11, Section 8 of the State Constitution.
The compensation provided in this section will be in addition to any reimbursement for expenses paid to such directors by the school district.
Legal References: RCW 28A.343.400 Compensation — Waiver
Adoption Date: 02.00
PROCEDURE FOR BOARD MEMBER COMPENSATION
A board member is eligible to receive compensation at the rate of fifty dollars ($50) per day, or for a portion of a day, for the following activities:
A. Attending regular or special meetings of the board;
B. Serving as a designated representative of the board, including, but not limited to, such activities as: school committees, community development and district committees, collective bargaining, etc.;
C. Attending board-approved training and/or development activities, including, but not limited to: regional, state, or national school board association conferences, board in-service meetings, etc. This may also include time involved in traveling to and from the activity; and
D. Attending special board-related activities when approved by the board in advance, including, but not limited to: building dedications, commencement activities, staff retirements, and other such ceremonies.
Total compensation for a calendar year shall not exceed four thousand eight hundred dollars ($4,800.00), plus reasonable expenses incurred for travel, meals and lodging.
Any board member may waive all or any portion of his/her compensation for any month or months during his/her term of office, by a written waiver filed with the district. The waiver may be filed any time after the director’s election and before the date on which the compensation would otherwise be paid. The waiver shall specify the month or period of months for which it is made.
A board member shall submit a monthly claim which verifies the nature and amount of approved activities for which compensation is claimed during the month. A director is only eligible to make one compensation claim for a given day.
Adoption Date: 12.11