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Board Per Diem and Mileage Reimbursement May 2021 Revision

Notice: This policy was reviewed, revised, and/or renamed. We provide this revision for historic purposes only. Please see our current policies and procedural directives.

The executive director shall confirm that the board member is a member of any committee for which per diem reimbursement is sought, and shall also ascertain whether the committee is a duly constituted committee of the board, and that the meeting in question was formally noticed and convened. If the committee has been established by board action, the member seeking reimbursement is a member of the committee, and the meeting was properly noticed and convened, the executive director shall authorize payment of the per diem requested for such meeting.

The executive director shall authorize payment for any regular or special board meeting or committee meeting, which has been properly noticed and convened and meets the requirements of the state’s Per Diem and Mileage Act.

No board member shall be entitled to more than one day’s per diem for any one calendar day, regardless of the number of board or committee meetings attended on that day.

The state’s Per Diem and Mileage Act has established the amount of per diem for board and committee meetings and includes advisory boards appointed by the Board of Education.  

If the executive director is uncertain as to whether or not the request for per diem is proper, the executive director shall refer the request to the board for determination. In cases where the request has been referred to the board, the member submitting the request shall abstain from participating in any board action concerning the request. The board shall, by action, determine whether or to what extent the requested per diem should be paid.

Requests for reimbursement of mileage expenses shall be paid at the per-mile rate determined by the Department of Finance and Administration for the fiscal year in which the travel occurs. Mileage shall not be paid unless the destination is 35 miles or more from the designated post of duty of the board member.

Out-of-state and in-state travel reimbursements shall be paid as provided for by the regulations of the Department of Finance and Administration in effect at the time of traveling.

Board of Education Member:  

  • Policy and Instruction Committee Chair

Department Director:              

  • Board of Education Services Office Executive Director


Legal References

  • §10-8-4 NMSA 1978
  • 2.42.2 NMAC 1971

Board Policy Cross Ref.:

  • BI1 Board of Education per Diem and Mileage

Approved: August 2004
Reviewed: September 12, 2018
Revised: September 19, 2018
Reviewed: May 5, 2021
Revised: May 5, 2021