1450 Absence of Board Member

  • Whenever possible each board member shall give advance notice to the president or superintendent of their 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 shall 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 the end of the board member's term. 

    Cross Reference:
    Board Policy 1114         Board Member Resignation and Vacancy
    Board Policy 1115         Board Vacancies
    Board Policy 1220         Board Officers and Duties of Board Members 

    Legal References: 
    RCW 28A.343.390         Quorum – Failure to attend meetings
    RCW 42.12.010              Causes of vacancy
    RCW 73.16.041              Leaves of absence of elective and judicial officers 

    ADOPTED: 08/27/1992
    REVISED:  8/28/97; 4/27/00; 8/31/00; 2/28/02; 11/22/16