1805 Open Government Trainings

  • The board recognizes the value of meaningful, informed public participation in district deliberations and the need to conduct its affairs in a transparent manner.  All board directors will participate in trainings regarding:  1) the Open Public Meetings Act; 2) the Public Records Act; and 3) Public Records Retention, within ninety (90) days of taking the oath of office following election or appointment.  After the initial trainings, board directors will participate in refresher trainings on these subjects every four years that they hold office in order to remain current with new developments in open government law.

    Board directors will document their completion of required trainings.  The superintendent or designee will file and maintain the documentation in the district.

    Legal References:
    RCW 28A.343.360          Oath of Office
    RCW 40                              Public Documents, Records, and Publications
    RCW 40.14                        Preservation and Destruction of Public Records
    RCW 42.30                        Open Public Meetings Act
    RCW 42.56                        Public Records Act
    RCW 42.56.580               Public Records Officers 

    Management Resources:
    Policy & Legal News June 2014
    Attorney General's Model Rules for compliance with the Public Records Act
    Attorney General’s Open Government Trainings Act FAQs

    ADOPTED: 08/28/2014