Board FAQs

The following is a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs). To read the answer to each question, please click on the question.

Questions:

Are board members paid?

Yes. Board members receive $100 for publicly noticed meetings with a $500 cap per month.
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What is the time commitment of a Board of Director?

The time commitment varies for each Board member. However, each board member spends a minimum of 10 hours a month in meetings and reviewing board agendas.
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How can I serve on the board?

You must be elected by zone to serve on the Kaweah Delta Board of Directors. For information on how to go about running for this office, please contact the Tulare County Registrar of Voters at http://tularecounty.ca.gov/registrarofvoters.
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Are board members required to complete any specific training?

Yes. Every two years, per Assembly Bill 1234, they are required to complete a certificated ethics training course.
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When and where does the board of directors meet?

The board holds regular meetings at a meeting place on the premises of the Kaweah Delta Health Care District on the second Monday of each month as determined by the Board of Directors each month. For an exact meeting time and location, visit http://www.kaweahdelta.org/www.kaweahdelta.org/About/Board-of-Directors/Board-Meetings/11189/Content.aspx.
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Why does the board hold closed session meetings?

Per the Brown Act and Health & Safety Code, the board is allowed to hold closed meetings for three reasons: 1) Personnel - To discuss the appointments, employment, performance evaluation, discipline, complaints about or dismissal of a specified employee or potential employees. 2) Conference With Legal Counsel (existing, anticipated, liability claims) 3) Property Negotiations 4) Trade Secrets
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Is the board required to follow the Brown Act?

Yes. For more information, visit http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=gov&group=54001-55000&file=54950-54963
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Does the board follow a code of conduct?

Yes. Board members serve the organization as a whole rather than any special interest group or constituency. A board member’s first obligation is to avoid any preconception that he/she “represents” anything but the organization’s best interests. Board members avoid even the appearance of a conflict of interest that might embarrass the Board or the organization. They must disclose any possible conflicts to the board in a timely fashion. They should maintain independence and objectivity in their decisions. They should do what is fair and ethical and act with personal integrity, even though they are not necessarily obliged to do so by law, regulation, or custom. Board members should never accept (or offer) favors or gifts from (or to) anyone who does business with the organization.
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What does a board member do?

The obligations of board service are considerable; they extend well beyond basic expectations of attending meetings. Individual board members are expected to meet higher standards of personal conduct on behalf of their organization than what is usually expected of other types of volunteers. In addition to other responsibilities, board members are generally expected to know the organization’s mission, purpose, goals, policies, programs, services, strengths, and needs. They are expected to perform the duties of board membership responsibly and conform to the level of competence expected from board members as outlined in the duties of care, loyalty, and obedience as they apply to nonprofit board members. Board members also serve in leadership positions and undertake special assignments willingly and enthusiastically, along with other obligations.
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Does the board follow behavioral standards?

Yes. The board adheres to the following behavioral standards.
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