In recognition of the need for continuing in-service training and development for its members, the Board of Education encourages the participation of all members in meetings and activities of area, state, and national school boards associations, as well as in the activities of other educational groups. Board members are encouraged to study and examine materials received from these organizations as well as publications available to the board.
In order to control both the investment of time and funds necessary to implement this policy, the Board establishes these principles and procedures for its guidance:
1. The Superintendent of Schools will distribute to each Board member listings of school board conferences, conventions, and workshops.
2. The Board will reimburse conference attendees (Board members) for reasonable and necessary expenses not paid for directly by the district.
3. When any Board member attends a conference, convention, or workshop, the member will be expected to share information, recommendations, and materials acquired at the meeting.
The Board will maintain sufficient oversight of these activities so that they do not become a financial burden to the district.
Adopted February 25, 1997
Revised and Adopted June 18, 2013
Revised and Adopted January 8, 2019