1999 Wis Eth Bd 01 - LOCAL CODE - JURISDICTION; LOCAL CODE - MEALS, LODGING, TRAVEL AND ENTERTAINMENT
Except in the uncommon instance in which the teacher's appointment is for a
specified term or at the pleasure of the appointing authority, a public school
teacher is not a local public official covered by §19.59, Wisconsin Statutes.
In an instance in which a teacher is a local public official, the teacher should
consult with the school district's legal counsel to review the specific circumstances
to determine whether §19.59 restricts participation in a program
open to teachers whose benefits include lodging and meals in connection with
a training seminar in another state, the provision of certain equipment,
reimbursement for released time (with prior approval), expense
reimbursement for presentations (with prior approval), and lodging and
meals in connection with an annual reunion.