1210 Policy – Annual Organizational Meeting

At the first regular meeting at which newly-elected board members are seated in election years and at the first regular meeting in December in non-election years, the board will elect from among its members a president and a vice president to serve one-year terms. A newly-appointed board member will not be eligible to serve as an officer unless a majority of the board has been appointed.

If a board member is unable to continue to serve as an officer, a replacement will be elected immediately. In the absence of both the president and the vice president, the board will elect a president pro tempore who will perform the functions of the chair/president during the latter’s absence.

The superintendent will act as board secretary and perform all the duties as outlined by law. In order to provide a record of the proceedings of each meeting of the board, the superintendent will appoint a recording secretary of the board.

In even-numbered years in December, a WSSDA legislative representative will be elected to serve a two-year term.

The normal order of business will be modified for the annual organizational meeting by considering the following matters, after the approval of the minutes of the previous meeting:

A. Welcome and introduction of newly-elected board members by the president;

B. Call for nominations for president to serve during the ensuing year;

C. Election of a president (roll call vote);

D. Assumption of office by the new president;

E. Call for nominations for vice president to serve during the ensuing year; and

F. Election of a vice president (roll call vote);

G. Call for nominations for WSSDA legislative representative to serve for the next two years; and

H. Election of a WSSDA legislative representative.

Policies will continue from year to year and board to board until and unless the board changes them.

Approved By: Superintendent Greg Baker and Board President Douglas Benjamin
Adopted: 08/25/16
Previous Revisions: 08/25/16
Signature Date: 09/14/17
Approved: Board Approved
Cross References: Content

Policy 1225 – School Director Legislative Program

Legal References: Content

RCW 28A.330.010 Board president, vice-president or president pro tempore — Secretary

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

RCW 28A.330.050 Duties of superintendent as secretary of the board

RCW 28A.400.030 Superintendent’s duties

RCW 29A.60.280 Local elected officials, commencement of term of office — Purpose