SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — City College of San Francisco’s elected trustees often skip meetings but still collect monthly $500 stipends.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported one of the seven trustees has missed four consecutive monthly board meetings and another has missed a third of all board meetings since July 2010.

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All seven trustees showed up only five times in the past 24 board meetings. They still get their $500 monthly stipend whether they show up or not.

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The executive vice chancellor of legal affairs for the California Community College Chancellor’s office said paying them for meetings they don’t attend is a violation of the state’s Education Code

Steven Bruckman said it’s illegal for the district to pay trustees for unexcused absences.

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