REQUIRED APPROVALS FOR OUT-OF-DISTRICT TRAVEL REQUESTS Out-of-district travel requests shall be approved in accordance with

the following guidelines. Travel requests for business travel within the State of Texas must be approved by one of the following: Travel Funded By Employee Traveling School budgets—All funding Any school based employee sources (General fund or grant other than the Principal funds) School budgets—All funding Principal sources (General fund or grant funds) Chief School Officer’s budget-- Any Chief School Officer’s All funding sources (General employee or school based fund or grant funds) employee other than the Chief School Officer Chief School Officer’s budget— Chief School Officer All funding sources (General fund or grant funds) Departmental budgets—All Departmental employees other funding sources other than than administrator over district-wide budget (General department fund or grant funds) Departmental budgets—All Administrator over department funding sources other than district-wide budget (General fund or grant funds) District-wide budget All requests Approval Required Principal

School Improvement Officer Chief School Officer

Deputy Chief Academic Officer Administrator with approval authority over departmental budget Administrator’s Direct Report

Direct Report and Chief Financial Officer

Travel requests for business travel outside the State of Texas, but within the United States, must be approved by one of the following: Travel Funded By Employee Traveling Approval Required School budgets—All funding Any school based employee Principal and School sources (General fund or other than the Principal Improvement Officer grant funds) School budgets—All funding Principal School Improvement Officer sources (General fund or grant funds) Chief School Officer’s Any Chief School Officer’s Chief School Officer and

budget--All funding sources employee or school based Deputy Chief Academic (General fund or grant funds) employee other than the Officer Chief School Officer Chief School Officer’s budget Chief School Officer Deputy Chief Academic —All funding sources Officer (General fund or grant funds) Departmental budgets—All Departmental employees Administrator with approval funding sources other than other than administrator authority over departmental district-wide budget (General over department budget and the Administrator’s fund or grant funds) Direct Report Departmental budgets—All Administrator over Administrator’s Direct Report funding sources other than department district-wide budget (General fund or grant funds) District-wide budget All requests Direct Report and Chief Financial Officer International trips can be categorized into two types—those for student programs and those for non-instructional purposes. International travel related to student programs must be pursuant to a program approved by the Board of Education and must adhere to guidelines set forth in the board approved plan relating to funding, number of authorized personnel, etc. Travel Funded By All Budgets Employee Traveling All Requests Approval Required Direct Report and Superintendent

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