There are two types of employee travel:
In-district travel which is travel within the boundaries of the Houston IndependentSchool District or
Out-of-district travel which is travel outside the district’s boundaries and canoccur on a single day or can include an overnight stay.
In-district travel is defined as travel within the boundaries of the district and is paid on areimbursement basis or through the approval of an automobile allowance. Automobileallowance levels are defined in the District’s
which is approvedannually by the Board of Education. There are no per diems allowable with in-districttravel.Designated personnel shall receive a monthly automobile allowance or actual mileageexpense in accordance with the following guidelines:
Prior approval is not required for in-district travel, but the administrator over thebudget has to authorize the travel.
The District shall reimburse employees for official school business mileagedriven, at the reimbursement rate set forth by the Texas Comptroller of PublicAccounts.
All employees will use the monthly travel report form in submitting mileageclaimed for reimbursement.
Out-of-district travel is defined as the cost of transportation, meals, lodging, and other expenses associated with students or employees traveling for official district business,conferences or professional development. The cost of employee travel also includesany registration fees associated with attending conferences, including seminars, in-service training, etc. There are four types of out-of-district travel which are subject to theDistrict’s travel guidelines.
Essential Business Travel
Essential business travel is defined as out-of-district travel that is required to conductofficial District business, excluding conferences and professional development.Employees should request approval for business travel as early as possible to allowfor discounted rates from early reservations.