ATTENDANCE AT PROFESSIONAL CONVENTIONS/CONFERENCES
Requests for attendance at professional conventions/conferences must be recommended by the employee’s supervisor and approved by the Assistant Superintendent, Business Services or designee. No expense claim will be approved for payment unless previously authorized by the Assistant Superintendent, Business Services or designee.
Travel and Expense Allowance
Expense reimbursement claims shall be at the highest rate of the two (2) bargaining unit agreements. Sales tax and a gratuity or service charge up to fifteen percent (15%) on allowance amounts may be added to the maximum negotiated rates. Expense reimbursements shall show time of departure and return.
Meals shall be authorized according to the following schedule:
- Breakfast – Departure Time before 7:00 a.m. – Return Time after 7:00 a.m.
- Lunch – Departure Time before 12:00 noon – Return time after 12:00 noon
- Dinner – Departure Time before 6:00 p.m. – Return Time after 6:00 p.m.
Reimbursement limitations do not apply in the case of conference luncheons or banquets where no menu selection is possible. In unusual circumstances, exceptions may be made to the established rate.
(Former BP 4321 & 4322)