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1000 (P) - Legal Status and Operation

BOARD POLICY No. 1000

LEGAL STATUS AND OPERATION

 

The board of directors of the Walla Walla School District is the corporate entity established by the state of Washington to plan and direct all aspects of the district's operations to the end that students shall have ample opportunity to achieve their individual and collective learning needs.

The policies of the board define the organization of the board and the manner of conducting its official business. The board's operating policies are those that the board adopts from time to time to facilitate the performance of its responsibilities. Policies shall continue from year to year and board to board until and unless the board changes them.

Organization

The corporate name of this school district is Walla Walla School District No. 140, Walla Walla County, State of Washington. The district is classified as a first-class district and is operated in accordance with the laws and regulations pertaining to first-class districts.

In order to achieve its primary goal of providing each child with the necessary skills and attitudes, commensurate with his/her ability, to become effective citizens, the board shall exercise the full authority granted to it by the laws of the state. Its legal powers, duties and responsibilities are derived from state statute and regulation. Sources such as the school code (Title 28A RCW), attorney general's opinions and regulations of the state board of education (Title 180 WAC) and the state superintendent of public instruction (Title 392 WAC) delineate the legal powers, duties and responsibilities of the board.

Number of Members and Terms of Office

The board shall consist of five members, elected by ballot by the registered voters of the district. Except as otherwise provided by law, board members shall hold office for terms of four years and until their successors are elected and qualified. Terms of board members shall be staggered as provided by law.

Newly-elected directors shall take office at the first official meeting of the board of directors after the election results have been certified by the county auditor. Prior to beginning their term, directors shall take and subscribe to an oath of office.

Cross References:

Board Policy 

1111

Oath of office

Procedure 1000

School District Boundaries

Legal References:

RCW

28A.150.230

Basic Education Act of 1977

28A.315.035

Organization of school districts

28A.300.065

Classification and numbering system of school districts

28A.320.010

Corporate powers

28A.320.020

Liability for debts and judgments

28A.320.040

Directors

28A.315.450

Directors Elections-Terms Numbers

28A.315.470

Directors Declaration of candidacy

28A.315.480

Directors-Ballots-Form

28A.315.500

Directors-Oath of Office

29.13.050

Commencement of terms of officers - Organization of district board of directors

 

Adopted by the Board: July 16, 2002

Revised: October 7, 2003

WALLA WALLA PUBLIC SCHOOLS • 364 South Park St. • Walla Walla, WA 99362 • Phone: 509-527-3000 • Fax: 509.529.7713

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