1113 Board Member Residence

  • A school director must remain a resident of the school district to be eligible to continue to serve as a school board member.  If a director's residence changes to a place outside the district, the director must resign and their eligibility to serve ends with the change of residence.

    If a director is required to live within a specific director area of the district in order to be elected or appointed to the school board, and the director's residence changes to a place outside the director area, but within the district, the director may continue to serve on the school board until the next regular school district election (the fall of odd numbered years), at which time an election will be held to fill the board position for the director area the director no longer resides in.  If the change of residence occurs after the filing period for the regular school district election, but before the election, and the director is in the first two years of their term, they may continue to serve from a residence outside the director area, but within the district, until the end of the term to which they were elected.

    If a director's director area boundaries are redrawn during their term of office, the director may serve out the term to which they were elected.

    Cross References:
    Board Policy 1105       Director District Boundaries
    Board Policy 1110       Election
    Board Policy 1114       Board Member Resignation
    Board Policy 1115       Board Vacancies

    Legal References:
    RCW28A.343.340         Directors – When elected – Eligibility
    RCW28A.343.350         Residency
    RCW29A.04.151           Residence
    RCW29A.76.010           Redistricting by counties, municipal corporations, and special purpose districts
    42.12.010                       Causes of Vacancy
    AGO 1975 No. 8           Vacancy upon voluntary change of residence out of director district (note modification by 1999 amendment codified as RCW 28A.343. 350)

    ADOPTED: 04/27/2000
    REVISED: 12/14/2000; 10/27/2005