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1450 - Absence of a Board Member

BOARD POLICY No. 1450

ABSENCE OF A BOARD MEMBER

 

Whenever possible each board member will give advance notice to the president and superintendent of his/her inability to attend a board meeting. A majority of the board may excuse a board member's absence from a meeting if requested to do so.

The board may declare a board member's position vacant after four (4) consecutive unexcused absences from regular board meetings, if the absences were for reasons other than: 1) illness; 2) active or training military duty; or 3) those authorized by resolution of the board.

If a board member is on active duty or training status with the military, the board will grant an extended leave of absence to cover the period of service or training. The extended leave of absence may not have the effect of extending the board member’s term. The board also has the authority to appoint a temporary successor to the absent board member’s position. The temporary successor shall serve until the board member returns or until the end of the board member’s term.

Cross References:

1220

Board Officers and Duties of Board Members

1114

Board Member Resignation and Vacancy

Legal References:

RCW

28A.343.390

Quorum - Failure to attend meetings

42.12.010

Causes of vacancy

73.16.041

Leaves of absence of elective and judicial officers

Management Resources:

2016 – July Issue

 

Policy News, October 2001

Law Grants Board Members Military Leave

 

First Reading Date: November 20, 2001

Adopted by the Board: July 16, 2002

Revised: October 18, 2016

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