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4400 (P) - Election Activities

BOARD POLICY No. 4400

ELECTION ACTIVITIES

The district, as part of its mission to educate and instill civic virtue, will assure that public facilities are not used to assist in any candidate’s campaign or to support or oppose any ballot measure, and will assure that the community is appropriately informed about district and education related ballot measures through objective and fair presentations of the facts related to those measures.

The board will consider adopting resolutions expressing the board’s collective opinion on ballot measures (state and local, including district levy and bond measures) that impact the effective operation of the schools. Such a resolution will be considered at a board meeting, the short title and proposition number of the ballot measure will be included in the meeting notice, and an equal opportunity will be provided for views on both sides of the issue to be expressed.

Prior to an election on a district ballot measure, the district will publish to the entire community an objective and fair presentation of the facts relevant to the ballot measure. Normal and regular publications of the district will also continue to be published during election cycles and may contain fair, objective and relevant discussions of the facts of pending election issues. The superintendent is directed to develop procedures for implementing this policy and communicating the policy and procedures to staff. 

Cross Reference:

Board Policy

2022

Electronic Information System (Networks)

Legal References:

RCW

28A.320.090

Preparing and distributing information on the district’s instructional program, operation and maintenance –Limitation

42.17.130

Forbids use of public office or agency facilities in campaigns

WAC
390-05-271 General application of RCW 42.17.130

390-05-273

Definition of normal and regular conduct

 

First Reading Date: December 18, 2001

Adopted by the Board: July 16, 2002

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