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Los Olivos SD |  BB  9250  Board Bylaws

Remuneration, Reimbursement And Other Benefits   

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The Board of Trustees views Board service as a voluntary contribution to the community and elects not to receive the compensation to which it is entitled by law.

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)

Board members may use district-issued credit cards while on official district business. Under no circumstances may personal expenses be charged on district credit cards.

Health and Welfare Benefits

Board members may participate in the health and welfare benefits program provided for district employees.

Health and welfare benefits for Board members shall be no greater than that received by district's nonsafety employees with the most generous schedule of benefits. (Government Code 53208.5)

(cf. 4154/4254/4354 - Health and Welfare Benefits)

The district shall pay the cost of all premiums required for Board members electing to participate in the district health and welfare benefits program.

Health and welfare benefits provided to Board members shall be extended at the same level to their spouses, dependent children under the age of 21, dependent children under the age of 25 who are full-time students at a college or university, and dependent children regardless of age who are physically or mentally incapacitated.

Benefits for Retired Board Members

Because the district paid for health and welfare benefits for former Board members before January 1, 1994, any former Board member may continue to participate in the district's health and welfare benefits at the district's expense so long as that member satisfies all of the

following conditions: (1) he/she served in office after January 1, 1981, (2) his/her term began before January 1, 1995, and (3) he/she has served for 12 or more years. These payments shall be made under the same terms as made for former Board members before January 1, 1994. (Government Code 53201)

Any former member whose first term of office began on or after January 1, 1995, and any other member retiring from the Board after at least one term, may continue the health and welfare benefits program at his/her own expense if coverage is in effect at the time of retirement. (Government Code 53201)

Legal Reference:


1090 Compensation for members and mileage allowance

33050-33053 General waiver authority

33362-33363 Reimbursement of expenses (Department of Education and CSBA workshops)

35012 Board members; number, election and term

35044 Payment of traveling expenses of representatives of board

35120 Compensation (services as member of governing board)

35172 Promotional activities

44038 Cash deposits for transportation purchased on credit


20322 Elective officers; election to become member

53200-53209 Group insurance


403(b) Tax-sheltered annuities


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


83 Ops.Cal.Atty.Gen. 124 (2000)

Management Resources:



Public Employees' Retirement System:


adopted: October 13, 2003 Los Olivos, California