In keeping with the need for continuing in-service training and development for its members, the Board encourages the participation of all members at appropriate school board conferences, workshops, and conventions. However, in order to control both the investments of time and funds necessary to implement this policy, the Board establishes these principles and procedures for its guidance:
- The Board will approve which conferences, workshops, and meetings its members will attend. Focusing on Wyoming School Board and National School Boards conferences, workshops, and other meetings that appear to be most promising in producing direct and indirect benefits to the School District.
- Funds for participation at conferences, workshops, and meetings will be budgeted on an annual basis. When funds are limited, the Board will designate the number of its members that would be appropriate to participate at a given conference, workshop, and/or meeting.
- Reimbursement to Board members for their travel expenses, including room and meal expenses may be reimbursed either on a pre-approved rate or based on actual expenses as authorized by the Board. Receipts shall accompany claims for expense reimbursement.
- When a conference, convention, or workshop is not attended by the full Board, those who do participate will be requested to share information, recommendations, and materials acquired at the meeting.