Annual Organization, Election of Officers 1210

At the first regular meeting in January, the board will elect from among its members a chair and a vice chair to serve one-year terms.  A newly appointed board member will not be eligible to serve as an officer unless a majority of the board is appointed.

If a board member is unable to continue to serve as an officer, a replace­ment shall be elected imme­di­ately. In the absence of both the chair and the vice chair, the board shall elect a chair pro tempore who shall perform the functions of the chair during the latter's absence.

The superin­tendent shall act as board secretary. In order to provide a record of the proceedings of each meeting of the board, the superintendent shall appoint a recording secretary of the board.

In even-numbered years at the same meeting, a WSSDA legislative representative shall be elected who shall serve a two‑year term.

The normal order of business shall be modified for the annual organi­zational meeting by considering the following matters after the approval of the minutes of the previous meeting:

  1. Welcome and introduction of newly‑elected board members by the chair.
  2. Call for nominations for chair to serve during the ensuing year.
  3. Election of a chair (roll call vote).
  4. Assumption of office by the new chair.
  5. Call for nominations for vice chair to serve during the ensuing year.
  6. Election of a vice chair (roll call vote).
  7. Call for nominations for the WSSDA legislative representative to serve for the two-year term.
  8. Election of the WSSDA legislative representative.

Policies shall continue from year to year and board to board until and unless the board changes them.

Cross References:      

1225 – School Director Legislative Program

Legal References:      

RCW   28A.330.010 Board chair, vice-president or president pretemporal‑-Secretary

RCW   28A.330.020 Certain board elections, manner and vote Required--Selection of personnel, manner

RCW   28A.330.050 Duties of superintendent as secretary of the board

RCW   28A.400.030 Superintendent Duties

RCW   29A.20.040 Local elected officials, commencement of term of Office - Purpose

Management Resources:

2017 – April Issue


Adoption Date: September 22, 1999

Classification: Optional

Revised: 08/05; 03/11; 07/17