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 shall elect from among its members a president and a vice president to serve one-year terms. Officers shall not be elected following the appointment of a director to fill a vacancy on the board unless a majority of the board is appointed. If a board member is unable to continue to serve as an officer, a replacement shall be elected immediately. In the absence of both the president and the vice president, the board shall elect a president pro tempore who shall perform the functions of the president during the latter’s absence. The superintendent shall act as board secretary. In order to provide a record of the proceedings of each meeting of the board, the superintendent shall appoint a recording secretary of the board. In even-numbered years in June, a legislative representative shall be elected who shall serve a two-year term.
The normal order of business shall be modified for the annual organizational meeting by considering the following matters after the approval of the minutes of the previous meeting:
- Welcome and introduction of newly elected board members by the president.
- Call for nominations for president to serve during the ensuing year.
- Election of a president (roll call vote).
- Assumption of office by the new president.
- Call for nominations for vice president to serve during the ensuing year.
- Election of a vice president (roll call vote).
Policies shall continue from year to year and board to board until and unless the board changes them.
Board president, vice-president or president pro tempore – Secretary -. RCW 28A.330.010
Certain board elections, manner and vote required - Selection of personnel, manner - RCW 28A.330.020
Duties of superintendent as secretary of the board - RCW 28A.330.050
Superintendent's Duties - RCW 28A.400.030
Local elected officials, commencement of term of office – Purpose - RCW 29A.20.040
Highline School District 401
Adopted by the Board: March 1983
Revised by the Board: 5.92, 8.03, 9.08