Cf:  DJD





The DeSoto Parish School Board shall provide an expense allowance and expense reimbursement for its members in accordance with state law.  Each member of the School Board shall be paid a monthly expense allowance of $800.00.  School Board members shall also be authorized to receive reimbursement for mileage going to and from meetings as well as reimbursement for 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 (⅔) 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 President may, at the discretion of the School Board, be provided an additional $100.00 monthly expense allowance for his/her duties as President.  Members of the Budget/Finance Committee (Executive Committee) may also receive an additional per diem per month payment of $50.00.


Approved:  June, 2003

Revised:  June, 2011



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

La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §17:56


DeSoto Parish School Board