SUBJECT: Reimbursement of Expenses for Board of Education Members (1560)
Remuneration and Reimbursement
Each Board member serves the public in a trustee relationship, is elected by the component Board members, and serves without pay.
Each Board member is entitled to be reimbursed for all necessary expenses incurred in the official performance of his/her duties.
Travel Expenses and Travel Compensation
Members of the Board, approved for travel by Board action, shall be reimbursed for all necessary expenses incurred while on business for BOCES. If travel approval by the Board is not possible due to time constraints, the Board President or his/her designee shall be authorized to grant approval.
Requests for reimbursement must be submitted following the Board member's return and must be accompanied by appropriate receipts. Sales tax exemption certificates should be used when appropriate within New York State.
Expenses to be reimbursed shall include but not be limited to travel and related expenses for BOCES purposes including, but not limited to, attendance at Board meetings, conferences and meetings approved by the Board; parking; tolls; mileage at the BOCES approved rate for the use of one's private vehicle in traveling on official BOCES business; car rental; cab, bus, rail and/or air transportation; meal allowance in accordance with the BOCES meal reimbursement policy; actual cost of lodging; and other necessary expenses which are proper in the performance of a member's official duties.