Board of Directors

BOARD MEMBER RESIDENCY

 

A school director must remain a resident of the school district to be eligible to continue to serve as a school board member.  If a director’s residence changes to a place outside the district, the director must resign and his/her eligibility to serve ends with the change of residence.

If a director is required to live within a specific director area of the district in order to be elected or appointed to the school board, and the director’s residence changes to a place outside the director area, but within the district, the director may continue to serve on the school board until the next regular school district election (the fall of odd numbered years), at which time an election will be held to fill the board position for the director area the director no longer resides in.  If the change of residence occurs after the filing period for the regular school district election, but before the election, and the director is in the first two years of his/her term, he/she may continue to serve from a residence outside the director area, but within the district, until the end of the term he/she was elected to.

If a director’s director area boundaries are redrawn during his/her term of office, the director may serve out the term he/she was elected to.

Cross References:       Board Policy 1105            Director District Boundaries

                                  Board Policy 1110            Elections

                                  Board Policy 1114            Board Member Resignation

                                  Board Policy 1115            Vacancies

Legal References:       RCW   28A.343.340         Directors — When elected — Eligibility

                                  RCW  28A.343.350          Residency

                                  RCW  29A.04.151           Residence

                                  RCW  29A.76.010           Redistricting by counties, municipal corporations, and special purpose districts

                                  RCW  42.12.010               Causes of Vacancy

                                  AGO 1975 No. 8              Vacancy upon voluntary change of residence out of director district (note modification by 1999 amendment codified as RCW 28A.343.350)

Adoption Date:  August 27, 2007

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