1220 Board Officers and Duties of Board Members
The Board President is charged with the following responsibilities:
Communicate Board Decisions: Serve as the Board spokesperson to the media and public. The Board President is authorized to report and discuss those actions which have been taken and those decisions made by
The vice president presides at Board meetings in the absence of the president. The vice president performs all duties of the president in case of their absence or disability.
The member-at-large presides at Board meetings in the absence of the president and vice president and performs all duties of the president in case of absence or disability of both the president and vice president.
The Board president shall appoint a legislative representative to serve as the Board’s liaison with the Washington State School Directors’ Association General Assembly. The legislative representative assumes office in January in an even year for a two-year period. The legislative representative shall attend Washington State School Directors’ Association General Assembly, conveying local views and concerns to that body and participating in the formulation of state legislative programs. The legislative representative monitors proposed school legislation and informs the Board of the issues.
Duties of Individual Board Members
The authority of individual Board members is limited to participating in actions taken by the Board as a whole when legally in session. Board members shall not assume responsibilities of administrators or other staff members. The Board or staff are not bound by actions taken or statements 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 shall review the agenda and materials distributed prior to meetings and be prepared to participate in the discussion and decision-making for each agenda item.
Each Board member will attend scheduled meetings except as provided in Board Policy No. 1450, Absence of a Board Member.
The Superintendent is the Board secretary and performs all duties prescribed by Board Policy and state law including, but not limited to, those responsibilities described in RCW 28A.330.050 and RCW 28A.400.030.
The Superintendent may appoint a designee as secretary in their absence.