1114 Policy – Board Member Resignation and Vacancy


Upon receipt of a director’s written resignation, the board will acknowledge and announce the resignation at its next regularly scheduled meeting. The resignation will be effective immediately unless otherwise stated. If a future date is stated, the resignation may be withdrawn any time prior to the effective date.

Board members who have resigned may not vote on the selection of their replacement.



In case of a board vacancy, the remaining board members will fill such vacancy by appointment. The board will receive applications from any qualified persons seeking to fill the position after suitable public notice. Interviews of candidates for vacant positions will take place in a meeting open to the public. The board will appoint one of the candidates to serve until the next regularly scheduled board election, at which time a director will be elected for the unexpired term, if any.

The appointment will be approved, by roll call vote, by not less than three members of the board. If there exists fewer than three members, the educational service district board members will appoint a sufficient number to constitute a legal majority of the board. Should the board fail to fill a vacancy within ninety (90) days from the creation of such vacancy, the educational service district board members will fill such vacancy. Appointees will be United States citizens and qualified voter residents of the school district and appropriate director district, if any.

Approved By: Superintendent Greg Baker and Board President Camille Diaz Hackler
Adopted/Previous Revisions: 10/11/07
Updated: 08/25/16
Superintendent or Board Approved: Board Approved
Cross References: Content

Policy 1450 – Absence of a Board Member

Legal References: Content

RCW 28A.310.030 ESD Board — Membership — Board member district boundaries

RCW 28A.330.020 Certain board elections, manner and vote required — Selection of personnel, manner

RCW 28A.343.370 Vacancies

RCW 29A.04.151 Residence

RCW 42.30.110(h) Executive sessions

Management Resources: Content

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