Seattle Public Schools

1731 Board Member Compensation and Expenses


Each Board member may receive compensation of fifty dollars ($50.00) per day or portion thereof for attending Board meetings and for performing other services on behalf of the school district, not to exceed four thousand eight hundred dollars ($4,800.00) per year. Such compensation shall come from locally collected excess levy funds available for that purpose, and shall not cause the state to incur any present or future funding obligation. 

Any Board member may waive all or any portion of his/her compensation for any month or months during his/her term of office, by a written waiver filed with the district. The waiver may be filed any time after the Director’s election and before the date on which the compensation would otherwise be paid. The waiver shall specify the month or period of months for which it is made. 


The actual expenses of Board members while traveling to and from and attending Board meetings may be paid. The expenses of Board members who attend conferences or meetings as representatives of the district may be paid. Such expenses for conferences may be paid in advance. A Director may be reimbursed for gratuities not exceeding customary percentages for the cost of meals as well as reasonable amounts for such services as baggage handling when the costs are incurred while the individual is engaged in district business or other approved travel.