Castro Valley USD | BB 9250 Board Bylaws
Remuneration, Reimbursement And Other Benefits
On an annual basis, the Board of Education may increase the compensation of Board members beyond the limit delineated in Education Code 35120 in an amount not to exceed five percent based on the present monthly rate of compensation. (Education Code 35120)
Board members are not required to accept payment for meetings attended.
Any member who does not attend all Board meetings during the month is eligible to receive only a percentage of the monthly compensation equal to the percentage of meetings he/she attended, unless otherwise authorized by the Board in accordance with law. (Education Code 35120)
A member may be compensated for meetings he/she missed when the Board, by resolution, finds that he/she was performing designated services for the district at the time of the meeting or that he/she was absent because of illness, jury duty, or a hardship deemed acceptable by the Board. (Education Code 35120)
Student Board members shall receive no compensation for meetings attended. (Education Code 35012)
(cf. 9150 - Student Board Members)
Reimbursement of Expenses
Board members shall be reimbursed for traveling expenses incurred when authorized in advance by the Board. (Education Code 35044)
(cf. 9240 - Board Development)
The rate of reimbursement shall be the same rate specified for district personnel.
(cf. 3350 - Travel Expenses)
Authorized purposes may include, but are not limited to, attendance at educational seminars or conferences designed to improve Board members' skills and knowledge; participation in regional, state, or national organizations whose activities affect the district's interests; attendance at district or community events; and meetings with state or federal officials on issues of community concern.
Personal expenses shall be the responsibility of individual Board members. Personal expenses include, but are not limited to, the personal portion of any trip, tips or gratuities, alcohol, entertainment, laundry, expenses of any family member who is accompanying the Board member on district-related business, personal use of an automobile, and personal losses and traffic violation fees incurred while on district business.
Any questions regarding the propriety of a particular type of expense should be resolved by the Superintendent or designee before the expense is incurred.
Health and Welfare Benefits for Current Board Members
Board members may participate in the health and welfare benefits program provided for district employees.
(cf. 4154/4254/4354 - Health and Welfare Benefits)
Board members may participate in the health and welfare benefits program provided for district employees. The district will pay for health and welfare benefits, including life insurance on behalf of current Board members at a level equal to the benefits coverage available to certificated bargaining unit member in the district. (Government Code 53205)
Health and welfare benefits provided to Board members shall be extended at the same level to their spouse/registered domestic partner and to their eligible dependent children as specified in law and the health plan.
Health and Welfare Benefits for Former Board Members
Any Board members covered by this program at the time of his/her departure from the Board after at least one full time term shall be granted the option to continue with the program at his/her own expense by reimbursing the district 100 percent of the total premium paid.
Any former Board member leaving the Board after at least one full term of office may participate in the health and welfare benefits program at his/her own expense if coverage is in effect at the time of departure. (Government Code 53201)
Any district-paid health insurance in effect for retired Board members prior to August 18, 1992 shall be continued.
35012 Board members; number, election and term
35044 Payment of traveling expenses of representatives of board
35120 Compensation for services as member of governing board
35172 Promotional activities
44038 Cash deposits for transportation purchased on credit
8314 Use of public resources
20322 Elective officers; election to become member
20420-20445 Membership in Public Employees' Retirement System; definition of safety employees
54952.3 Simultaneous or serial meetings; announcement of compensation
HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE
1373 Health services plan, coverage for dependent children
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 26
403 Tax-sheltered annuities
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 42
18011 Right to maintain existing health coverage
CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 26
1.403(b)-2 Tax-sheltered annuities, definition of employee
Thorning v. Hollister School District, (1992) 11 Cal.App.4th 1598
Board of Education of the Palo Alto Unified School District v. Superior Court of Santa Clara County, (1979) 93 Cal.App.3d 578
ATTORNEY GENERAL OPINIONS
91 Ops.Cal.Atty.Gen. 37 (2008)
83 Ops.Cal.Atty.Gen. 124 (2000)
INSTITUTE FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS
Sample Expense and Use of Public Resources Policy Statement, January 2006
INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE PUBLICATIONS
Tax-Sheltered Annuity Plans (403(b) Plans) for Employees of Public Schools and Certain Tax-Exempt Organizations, Publication 571, rev. February 2013
Institute for Local Government: http://www.ca-ilg.org
Internal Revenue Service: http://www.irs.gov
Public Employees' Retirement System: http://www.calpers.ca.gov
Policy CASTRO VALLEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: November 13, 2014 Castro Valley, California