The board encourages the administrators to be involved in the school district community by belonging to community organizations and by attending and participating in school district community activities.
It is the responsibility of the administrators to become involved in school district community activities and events. The board may include a lump sum amount as part of the administrator's compensation to be used specifically for paying the annual fees of the administrator for school district community activities and events if, in the board's judgment, the administrator's participation will further the public purpose of promoting and deriving support for the school district and public education in general. It is within the discretion of the board to pay annual fees for professional organizations and activities.
NOTE: School district can only expend funds for public purposes. School districts that pay the annual fees or dues for civic activities should document why the expense is a legitimate expenditure and need to have this policy. School district not paying these fees or dues, don’t need the policy.
Legal Reference: Iowa Code § 279.8 (2011). 1990 Op. Att'y Gen. 79.
Cross Reference: 302.7 Superintendent Civic Activities
Approved 10-17-05 Reviewed 9-19-05 7-21-10 5/18/22 Revised 7-21-10