Western Technical College District Board members are encouraged to participate in professional development activities designed to promote effectiveness through attendance at state, regional, and national meetings and by utilizing resources available in the College. Out-of-state travel must be approved by the Board Chair.
District Board members shall receive reimbursement of expenses incurred in the performance of their duties as outlined by Wisconsin Statute 38.08(4)
. Western utilizes the General Services Administration (GSA) to establish per diem rates for district board member travel and travel associated expenses incurred while traveling on behalf of the college and/or District Board. All reimbursable expenses should reflect good judgment to minimize District costs and related taxpayer support. Exceptions may be approved by the District Board Chair or President.
As part of the travel and expense reimbursement process, where applicable, District Board members will refer to and follow B0600 Travel and Expense Reimbursement
policy and B0600p Travel and Expense Reimbursement
Travel, lodging, registration, and other necessary arrangements will be made through the President's Office.
The Executive Assistant to the President will review reimbursement requests for compliance and completeness and then process them for payment. Board travel expenses will be charged to the annual Board Budget.
This procedure includes board travel and reimbursement for the following events and activities:
- Attending monthly District Board meetings or traveling to the College to conduct college business
- Attending Wisconsin Technical College System District Boards Association meetings
- Attending national or regional conventions or conferences
- Any other attendance or travel organized by the President or Board Chairperson on behalf of the College