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Molalla River School District

Code: BHB
Adopted: 3/14/91
Readopted: 2/25/93


The complexity of Board membership demands opportunities for development, study and training for Board members. The Board places a high priority on the importance of a planned and continuing program of in-service education for its members.

For Board members to develop leadership capabilities, become informed about current issues in education, and improve their skills as members of a policy-making body, Board members will participate in opportunities for development that may include, but not be limited to, the following:

                In-service activities planned by the Board and by the administration for staff members, as

                Participation in conferences, workshops and conventions held by state and national school
                boards associations and other educational organizations;

                Subscriptions to publications addressing Board member concerns.

Recognizing the need for continuing training and development of its members, the Board encourages
the participation of all members in appropriate conferences; conventions and workshops.  To control
both the investment of time and funds necessary to implement this policy, the Board establishes these
principles and procedures for its guidance:

                The superintendent will inform Board members, in a timely manner, of upcoming conferences,
                conventions and workshops. The Board will decide which meetings appear to be most likely to
                produce the greatest benefit to the Board and the district;

                Funds for participation at such meetings will be budgeted. When funds are limited, the Board
                will designate which members would be most appropriate to participate at a given meeting;

                If authorized to attend, and reimbursement is approved by the entire Board, Board members
                will be reimbursed, upon request, for reasonable and necessary expenses actually incurred;

                When a conference, convention or workshop is not attended by the full Board, those who do
                participate will be requested to share, by means of written or oral reports, information,
                recommendations and materials acquired at the meeting.


Legal References:                                                    Cross Reference:

ORS 332.018 (3)                                        Policy BHB - Board Member Compensation

ORS 332.107                                             and Expense Reimbursement