1210 - Board of Directors

Policy: 1210

Section: 1000 - Board of Directors


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. In even numbered years a WSSDA legislative representative will be elected to serve a two-year term. Officers will 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 will be elected immediately. In the absence of both the chair/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, a WIAA 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:


  1. Welcome and introduction of newly elected board members by the chair/president;  
  2. Call for nominations for chair/president to serve during the ensuing year;  
  3. Election of a chair/president (roll call vote);  
  4. Assumption of office by the new chair/president;  
  5. Call for nominations for vice chair/president to serve during the ensuing year; and  
  6. Election of a vice chair/president (roll call vote).


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



Legal References:

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.20.040 Local elected officials, commencement of term of office — Purpose



Adoption Date: 12.20.99

Kiona-Benton City School District

Classification: Discretionary

Revised Dates: 08.15; 12.18