The Monroe City School Board shall provide an expense allowance and provide for expense reimbursement for its members in accordance with state law.  School Board members shall also be authorized to receive reimbursement for mileage going to and from meetings as well as reimbursement for actual travel and related expenses outside the jurisdictional boundaries of the School Board while on official School Board business, all in accordance with School Board policy.


A member who does not attend regular or special meetings of the School Board, including committee meetings, may be required to forfeit up to one-third of their expense allowance for each nonattendance without reasonable excuse, the amount of said forfeiture to be determined by the School Board.


Any action increasing the compensation for School Board members shall require a two-thirds () vote of the total membership.  Before any action is taken, however, the School Board shall advertise in the official journal of the School Board the time and place of a meeting to consider the expense allowance.  The advertisement shall appear on at least two (2) separate days during the fifteen (15) days immediately preceding such meeting.


The School Board recognizes that each School Board member shall retain the privilege of choice for any amount up to the statutory maximum.  However, any change in such choice shall be expressed at an open School Board meeting and any increase in expense allowance shall meet the above requirements.


The President of the School Board shall be entitled to receive one additional per diem allowance in his/her capacity as President.



Ref:    Constitution of Louisiana, Art. VIII, Sec. 8

La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§17:56, 17:81


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