AMADOR COUNTY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
BUDGET ITEM - MILEAGE
Authority for Review
Grand Jury jurisdiction provided by Penal Code Section 925.
Complaint received by the Grand Jury claimed "administrators in the
district (vice-principals, principals, and district level
administrators) receive a monthly stipend as reimbursement for
miles driven during the course of their duties. They do not submit
a monthly report stating when they drove, how far, or for what
purpose. The money is simply added to their checks, whether they
actually drove any place in the course of their duties or not."
Method of Review
Interview with the Superintendent of Schools
Interview with the Assistant Superintendent for Business Services
Interview with the Assistant Superintendent of Instruction
Review of documents including Board Policy manuals,
1995-96 Administrative Salary Schedule, and
proposed 1996-97 Administrative Salary Schedule
No administrators receive reimbursement for mileage traveled within
a sixty-mile radius, with the exceptions of the Dean and the Media
Coordinator. These two individuals file claims for actual miles
traveled. The Dean travels between our high schools regularly and
often attends conferences outside the area. The Media Coordinator
travels from school to school within the district on a regular
For other administrators, travel within the sixty-mile radius is
not frequent. When it is necessary, it is deemed part of the job
and there is no specific compensation or reimbursement provided.
All claims for mileage reimbursement must include supporting
documentation. This method of reimbursement has been in effect for
The Grand Jury found the complaint to be unfounded. The school
district maintains an orderly and cost-effective system for
administrators' mileage reimbursement.
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