Policies and Procedures

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1000 Legal Status and Operation

Legal Status  The Board of Directors of the Seattle School…

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1005 Responsibilities and Authority of the Board

Purpose  The purpose of this policy is to define the…

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1010 Oversight and Progress Monitoring

Seattle Public Schools is committed to upholding our community’s vision…

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1105 Director Districts

It is the responsibility of the Board of Directors to…

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1111 Oath of Office

According to statutory provision, each newly elected, re-elected, or appointed…

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1112 Board Member Orientation

The Board will help newly-elected or appointed Directors to understand…

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1113 Board Member Residency

A Director must remain a resident of the school district…

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1114 Board Member Resignation

Upon receipt of a Director’s written resignation, the Board shall…

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1115 Vacancies

In case of a Board vacancy, the remaining Board members…

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1210 Annual Organizational Meeting/Election of Officers

Election of Officers  At the first regular meeting at which…

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1220 Board Officers and Duties of Board Members

President  The president shall preside at all meetings of the…

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1225 Legislative Program and Advocacy

The Board will represent the district’s interests in legislative action…

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1240 Committees

Board Committee Principles  Board committees support the policy and oversight…

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1250 School Board Student Members

The Seattle School Board believes students possess valuable insight and…

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1310 Policy Adoption and Suspension; Manuals and Superintendent Procedures

Policy Adoption  Proposed new policies and proposed changes in existing…

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1400 Meeting Conduct, Order of Business and Quorum

Board meetings will be scheduled in compliance with the law…

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1410 Executive or Closed Sessions

The Board may hold executive or closed sessions as provided…

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1420 Proposed Agendas and Consent Agenda

Proposed Agendas  Regular Meetings  The Board secretary shall be responsible…

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1430 Audience Participation

The Board recognizes the value of public comment on educational…

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1430BP Audience Participation

This procedure outlines the rules and requirements for members of…

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1440 Minutes

It is the policy of the Seattle School Board that…

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1450 Absence of a Board Member

Whenever possible each Board member shall give advance notice to…

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1610 Conflicts of Interest

No Director shall be beneficially interested, directly or indirectly, in…

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1620 Board-Superintendent Relationship

The successful operation of schools requires a close, effective working…

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