1220 Board Officers and Duties of Board Members
The president will preside at all meetings of the Board and sign all papers and documents as required by law or as authorized by action of the board. The president will conduct the meetings in the manner prescribed by the board's policies, provided that the president will have the full right to participate in all aspects of Board action without relinquishing the chair, including the right to vote on all matters put to a vote. It will be the responsibility of the board president to manage the board's deliberation so that it will be clear, concise, and directed to the issue at hand; summarize discussion and/or action before moving on to the next agenda item; and to generally manage the meeting so that the agenda is treated in an expeditious manner.
The president will be the official recipient of correspondence directed to the board and will provide, or cause to be provided to other board members and the superintendent, copies of the correspondence received on behalf of the board.
The president is authorized to consult with the superintendent on issues prior to presentation to the full board and perform tasks to facilitate board meetings.
In dealing with the media and the public in general, the president or their designee will serve as the spokesperson of the board. The president is authorized to report and discuss those actions which have been taken and those decisions made by the board as a body. The president will avoid speculating upon actions or decisions which the Board may take but has not yet taken.
The president will confer with the superintendent regarding board meeting, study session and board retreat planning.
Officers of the Board: Vice President
The vice president will preside at board meetings in the absence of the chair/president and will perform all of the duties of the president in case of their absence or disability.
The legislative representative will serve as the board's liaison with the Washington State School Directors' Association (WSSDA) on legislative issues. The legislative representative will be elected from among the board members in even numbered years during the annual organization meeting (see Policy 1210) and will serve for a two-year period. The legislative representative will represent the board at WSSDA’s Legislative Assemblies, conveying local views and concerns to that body and, when appropriate, obtaining their board’s support for a legislative proposal to be submitted to the Assembly and supporting it at the Assembly. The legislative representative will monitor proposed school legislation and provide legislative updates periodically at board meetings. Additionally, they will build relationships with local policy makers regarding WSSDA’s legislative priorities.
Duties of Individual Board Members
The authority of individual board members is limited to participation in actions taken by the board as a whole when legally in session. Board members will not assume responsibility of administrators or other staff members. The board or staff will not be bound in any way by any action taken or statement made by any individual board member except when such statement or action is pursuant to specific instructions and official action taken by the board.
Each board member will review the agenda and any study materials distributed prior to the meeting and be prepared to participate in the discussion and decision-making for each agenda item.
Each member is obligated to attend board meetings regularly. Whenever possible, each director will give advance notice to the president or superintendent of his/her inability to attend a board meeting. The board may declare a board member's position vacant after four consecutive unexcused absences from regular board meetings.
Board Policy 1210 Annual Organizational Meeting, Election of Officers
1450 Absence of a Board Member
RCW 28A.330.030 Duties of president
28A.330.040 Duties of Vice-President
28A.330.080 Payment of Claims – Signing of Warrants
28A.330.200 Organization of Board 28A.320 Provisions Applicable to All Districts
Policy & Legal News April 2017
REVISED: 03/27/08; 8/24/17
1000 Legal Status and Operation
1005 Key Functions of the Board
1105 Director Districts
1111 Oath of Office
1112 Director Orientation
1113 Board Member Residence
1114 Board Member Resignation and Vacancy
1210 Annual Organizational Meeting, Election of Officers
1220 Board Officers and Duties of Board Members
1250 Students on Governing Boards
METHODS OF GOVERNANCE
1310 Policy Adoption, Manuals and Administrative Procedures
1313 Approval of Handbooks
1320 Suspension of Policies
1320R Resolution - Emergency - Suspension of Policy
1330 Administration in the Absence of Policy or Procedure
1400 Meetings, Conduct, Order of Business and Quorum
1410 Executive or Closed Sessions
1420 Agenda & Procedures
1435 Public Hearings
1450 Absence of Board Member
PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION
1610 Conflicts of Interest
1620 Board-Superintendent Relationship
1630 Evaluation of the Superintendent
1711 Code of Ethics
BOARD MEMBER BENEFITS
1731 Board Member Expenses
1732 Board Member Insurance
1733 Board Member Compensation
BOARD GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
1805 Open Government Trainings
1810 Annual Governance Goals and Objectives
1820 Board Self-Assessment
1822 Training and Development for Board Members
1830 Participation in School Board Association
1850 Strategic Plan