Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Should Board Members pay for meals?

When box dinners are provided for board members and staff at board meetings, should board members have to pay for them? Or have the price added to their taxable W-2 monthly income?

How much does a box dinner cost from Schlotsky's? $12.00 with delivery?

I think the part that "got" me at the December 8th board meeting was the board member who carried out two boxed meals. If a dinner is provided and eaten at the meeting, then maybe, m-a-y-b-e, the taxpayers could bear that cost.

When a board member carries out two meals, that's a no-pass from me. Was she taking them home? Feed family? Eat them herself? 

That's not what taxpayer money is for.

If the District is over-ordering, then it should cut down its future orders.