Singling out the chair in this way would be divisive. It would make it difficult to delegate and destroy the spirit of teamwork that exists in all good governing bodies. In others, where he chair insists on monopolising decision- making, dominates discussions, sits on every committee, appointments board and exclusion panel, and confers with the head before governors' meetings to prejudge every issue, paying the arrogant bastard too would probably be the last straw. The governors would either lynch the chair or resign en masse.
Give us proper expenses instead. Travelling and subsistence for essentially local volunteers is nonsense. Let us claim for phone calls, childcare, loss of earnings, but not from the school budget. Come to think of it, that pound;2,000 would do nicely.