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1210 - Annual Organizational Meeting, Election of Officers



At the first regular meeting at which newly elected and certified board members are seated in election years and at the first  regular meeting in December in non-election years, the board will elect from among its members a president and a vice-president 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 has been appointed.  If a board member is unable to continue to serve as an officer, a replacement will be elected immediately.  In the absence of both the president and the vice-president, the board shall elect a president pro tempore who will perform the functions of the president 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.

The normal order of business shall be modified for the annual organizational meeting in the following manner.

Following the approval of minutes, new board members shall be administered the oath of office and take office.  At the conclusion of all regular business on the agenda, the board shall elect from among its members a president and a vice president to serve one-year terms according to the following procedure:

1.         The current president shall call for nominations for president to serve during the ensuing year; the president shall be elected and assume office.

2.         The president shall then call for nominations for vice president to serve during the ensuing year; the vice president shall be elected.

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

Legal References:

RCW 28A.400.030     Superintendent's duties

RCW 28A.330.010     Board president, vice-president - 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

RCW 29.04.170         Local elected officials, commencement of term of office

Adopted:  July 16, 2002

Revised:  November 21, 2017


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