How many meetings must I attend?
That depends on the district. Boards usually hold one regular meeting each month and then special meetings as dictated by needs. Some boards do hold regular bi-monthly meetings. There is a requirement to attend 80% of all meetings or a pro-rata share of your compensation should be returned to the district.
What is the compensation?
By law, board members receive no more than $200 per month. Most districts do cover travel expenses to required meetings and some conferences. However, this may vary by district as determined in local policy.
May my spouse be employed in the district?
No. The spouse of a board member may not be employed in the district. Mississippi State Constitution Section 109