The amount of money paid to board members in each of the state's 85 school districts varies widely. Thirty-one boards pay their members nothing, while some pay as much as $9,600 per year (Horry County). Twenty-seven districts pay the board chairman more than its board members.

The following figures do not include money budgeted for board development, travel and other expenses.

Berkeley: $600/month; chair $700/month

Charleston: $25/meeting

Dorchester 2: $600/month; chair $750/month

Dorchester 4: $35/meeting

Greenville: $8,400/year; chair $9,400/year

Richland 2: $800/month