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AGO 1961 No. 48 >  July 21, 1961
DISTRICTS - SCHOOLS - BOARD OF DIRECTORS - AUTHORITY TO WITHHOLD TRANSMISSION OF STUDENT'S TRANSCRIPT
DISTRICTS ‑- SCHOOLS ‑- BOARD OF DIRECTORS ‑- AUTHORITY TO WITHHOLD TRANSMISSION OF STUDENT'S TRANSCRIPT The board of directors of a school district is not legally authorized to withhold transmission of a student's transcript to another public school in the state of Washington because of the failure of the student to pay his obligations for fines, lost books, etc., before withdrawal.
AGO 1961 No. 68 >  October 3, 1961
DISTRICTS - SCHOOLS - BOARD OF DIRECTORS - INVESTMENT OF FUNDS
DISTRICTS ‑- SCHOOLS ‑- BOARD OF DIRECTORS ‑- INVESTMENT OF FUNDS Under chapter 123, Laws of 1961, the board of directors of a school district has the power to authorize the county treasurer or other custodian of any school funds to invest such funds which may be lawfully invested or reinvested and which in the judgment of the board are not required for the immediate necessity of the district.
AGO 1961 No. 83 >  December 14, 1961
DISTRICTS - SCHOOLS - BOARD OF DIRECTORS - AUTHORITY TO MAKE REPAIRS AND IMPROVEMENTS TO SCHOOL DISTRICT PROPERTY THROUGH THE DISTRICT'S SHOP AND REPAIR DEPARTMENT
DISTRICTS ‑- SCHOOLS ‑- BOARD OF DIRECTORS ‑- AUTHORITY TO MAKE REPAIRS AND IMPROVEMENTS TO SCHOOL DISTRICT PROPERTY THROUGH THE DISTRICT'S SHOP AND REPAIR DEPARTMENT The board of directors of a school district does not have the authority under § 1, chapter 224, Laws of 1961, to make repairs and improvements to school district property, through its shop and repair department, where the total cost of the repairs or improvements will exceed the sum of $2,500.00.
AGO 1962 No. 105 >  March 29, 1962
DISTRICTS - SCHOOLS - FIRST CLASS - BOARD OF DIRECTORS - AUTHORITY TO CONSTRUCT TRANSMITTER FOR EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION
DISTRICTS ‑- SCHOOLS ‑- FIRST CLASS ‑- BOARD OF DIRECTORS ‑- AUTHORITY TO CONSTRUCT TRANSMITTER FOR EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION A school district of the first class has the power to apply to the federal communications commission for a license to construct a television transmitter and to construct said transmitter on land within the district for educational purposes.
AGO 1962 No. 107 >  April 2, 1962
DISTRICTS - SCHOOLS - SECOND CLASS - BOARD OF DIRECTORS - AUTHORITY TO CLOSE SCHOOL FOR REASONS OF ECONOMY
DISTRICTS ‑- SCHOOLS ‑- SECOND CLASS ‑- BOARD OF DIRECTORS ‑- AUTHORITY TO CLOSE SCHOOL FOR REASONS OF ECONOMY The board of directors of a second class consolidated school district has the authority to close one of its grade schools which is economically unfeasible to operate without submitting the matter to a vote of the people.
AGO 1962 No. 118 >  April 20, 1962
DISTRICTS - SCHOOLS - BOARD OF DIRECTORS - DISTRIBUTION OF GIDEON BIBLES ON SCHOOL PREMISES
DISTRICTS ‑- SCHOOLS ‑- BOARD OF DIRECTORS ‑- DISTRIBUTION OF GIDEON BIBLES ON SCHOOL PREMISES A Board of directors of a school district may not permit the distribution of Gideon Bibles on school premises by either school employees or representatives of the Gideon Society in view of the prohibition found in the constitution and statutes of this state regarding separation of church and state.
AGO 1962 No. 127 >  May 3, 1962
DISTRICTS - SCHOOLS - BOARD OF DIRECTORS - PURCHASE OF SERVICE OF NONPROFIT CORPORATION - PROGRAMS AND PROCEDURES PERTAINING TO POLICY MAKING
DISTRICTS ‑- SCHOOLS ‑- BOARD OF DIRECTORS ‑- PURCHASE OF SERVICE OF NONPROFIT CORPORATION ‑- PROGRAMS AND PROCEDURES PERTAINING TO POLICY MAKING A school district may not legally subscribe to service of a nonprofit corporation for research and information directed toward coordinating programs and procedures pertaining to policy making on the director level since such services are legally available to districts only through the Washington state school directors' association.
AGO 1962 No. 155 >  August 14, 1962
DISTRICTS - SCHOOLS - BOARD OF DIRECTORS - AUTHORITY TO PAY EXPENSES OF TEACHER APPLICANTS
DISTRICTS ‑- SCHOOLS ‑- BOARD OF DIRECTORS ‑- AUTHORITY TO PAY EXPENSES OF TEACHER APPLICANTS The board of directors of a school district does not have the authority to pay the expenses incurred by teacher applicants who come to the district for interviews.
AGO 1962 No. 160 >  September 5, 1962
DISTRICTS - SCHOOLS - SECOND CLASS - BOARD OF DIRECTORS - LEASE OF SCHOOL PROPERTY FOR COMMUNITY FALLOUT SHELTER
DISTRICTS ‑- SCHOOLS ‑- SECOND CLASS ‑- BOARD OF DIRECTORS ‑- LEASE OF SCHOOL PROPERTY FOR COMMUNITY FALLOUT SHELTER The board of directors of a second class school district has the authority under certain conditions to lease the basement of a former school building to a community organization for a community fallout shelter.
AGO 1962 No. 174 >  October 23, 1962
DISTRICTS - SCHOOLS - BOARD OF DIRECTORS - CONFLICT OF INTEREST - EMPLOYMENT OF DIRECTOR OR SPOUSE AS A TEACHER - CERTIFICATION
DISTRICTS ‑- SCHOOLS ‑- BOARD OF DIRECTORS ‑- CONFLICT OF INTEREST ‑- EMPLOYMENT OF DIRECTOR OR SPOUSE AS A TEACHER ‑- CERTIFICATION (1) and (2) Chapter 42.23 RCW and specifically RCW 42.23.020 prohibits the employment of either a school director or his wife for compensation except as specifically provided in the act. (3) A proviso of RCW 42.23.030 allows the employment of a school director or his wife in school districts other than districts of the first class, up to certain maximum amounts, ($200) which amount is measured by the total liability of the district under the contract or contracts at the time they are executed and not by the size of monthly installments into which the contract may be divided for subsequent payment. (4) No individual may be employed by a school district as a teacher, whether on a full-time, part-time, or "substitute" basis, unless such individual has a valid teacher's certificate as required by § 1, Article VII, subchapter 4, chapter 97, Laws of 1909 (cf. RCW 28.67.010).
AGO 1964 No. 111 >  June 30, 1964
DISTRICTS - SCHOOLS - BOARD OF DIRECTORS - AUTHORITY TO RENT OR LEASE PROPERTY NOT PRESENTLY REQUIRED FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES
DISTRICTS ‑- SCHOOLS ‑- BOARD OF DIRECTORS ‑- AUTHORITY TO RENT OR LEASE PROPERTY NOT PRESENTLY REQUIRED FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES Neither RCW 28.58.100 (5) nor RCW 28.58.050 (now RCW 28.58.048) prevents a school district from leasing to a private individual an old house situated on school property where such property is not presently required for school purposes.
AGO 1964 No. 122 >  September 22, 1964
DISTRICTS - SCHOOLS - BOARD OF DIRECTORS - HOSPITALIZATION AND MEDICAL INSURANCE FOR EMPLOYEES - AUTHORITY LIMITED TO GROUP POLICIES
DISTRICTS ‑- SCHOOLS ‑- BOARD OF DIRECTORS ‑- HOSPITALIZATION AND MEDICAL INSURANCE FOR EMPLOYEES ‑- AUTHORITY LIMITED TO GROUP POLICIES RCW 41.04.180 authorizes a school district to contract for and make premium payments (either up to 50% or $5.00, whichever is less) toward the purchase of group disability insurance for its employees, but such authority does not authorize it to make payments under a "franchise plan."
AGO 1965 No. 6 >  January 25, 1965
DISTRICTS - SCHOOLS - BOARD OF DIRECTORS - FIRST CLASS DISTRICT - SUPERINTENDENT MAY SERVE AS SECRETARY OF BOARD
DISTRICTS ‑- SCHOOLS ‑- BOARD OF DIRECTORS ‑- FIRST CLASS DISTRICT ‑- SUPERINTENDENT MAY SERVE AS SECRETARY OF BOARD The board of directors of a first class school district may elect as its secretary under RCW 28.62.030 the same individual employed under RCW 28.62.180 (1) as superintendent of schools.
AGO 1965 No. 53 >  November 23, 1965
DISTRICTS - SCHOOLS - BOARD OF DIRECTORS - FEDERAL MIGRANT DAY CARE AND EDUCATION PROGRAM - CONSULTANT - EMPLOYMENT OF SCHOOL DIRECTORS
DISTRICTS ‑- SCHOOLS ‑- BOARD OF DIRECTORS ‑- FEDERAL MIGRANT DAY CARE AND EDUCATION PROGRAM ‑- CONSULTANT ‑- EMPLOYMENT OF SCHOOL DIRECTORS A member of the board of directors of a school district may be employed as a consultant in a federal migrant day care and education program conducted in his district where the position of "consultant" is under the exclusive control of an independent advisory committee over which the local school board exercises no control either as to employment, removal, or compensation.
AGO 1965 No. 55 >  December 9, 1965
DISTRICTS - SCHOOLS - BOARD OF DIRECTORS - VOLUNTARY STUDENT TRANSFER POLICY TO ALLEVIATE EXISTING RACIAL IMBALANCE - CONSTITUTIONALITY OF POLICY - STATE REIMBURSEMENT FOR TRANSPORTATION OF STUDENTS
DISTRICTS - SCHOOLS ‑- BOARD OF DIRECTORS ‑- VOLUNTARY STUDENT TRANSFER POLICY TO ALLEVIATE EXISTING RACIAL IMBALANCE ‑- CONSTITUTIONALITY OF POLICY ‑- STATE REIMBURSEMENT FOR TRANSPORTATION OF… (1) The voluntary student transfer program which has been initiated by the Seattle School District No. 1 to alleviate existing racial imbalance in certain of its school facilities is constitutionally defensible. (2) Same :  A school district operating a voluntary student transfer program designed to alleviate existing racial imbalance in certain of its school facilities may obtain reimbursement from the state in accordance with state law for costs incurred in providing transportation to transfer students upon approval by the state superintendent of public instruction of the particular transportation plan even though it does not provide similar transportation to its general student population.
AGO 1965 No. 60 >  December 20, 1965
DISTRICTS - SCHOOLS - BOARD OF DIRECTORS - SPECIAL EXCESS TAX LEVY - AUTHORITY OF DIRECTOR TO REDUCE OR RESCIND AFTER APPROVAL BY VOTERS
DISTRICTS ‑- SCHOOLS ‑- BOARD OF DIRECTORS ‑- SPECIAL EXCESS TAX LEVY ‑- AUTHORITY OF DIRECTOR TO REDUCE OR RESCIND AFTER APPROVAL BY VOTERS Where the board of directors of a school district determines that the purposes for which a special excess tax levy was passed by the people are unattainable or that only one of the objectives for which the levy was passed is attainable, the board may by a properly adopted resolution, presented to the board of county commissioners, reduce or rescind the levy.
AGO 1960 No. 113 >  April 19, 1960
SCHOOLS - BOARD OF DIRECTORS - LIABILITY FOR INJURY OR DAMAGE INCURRED INCIDENT TO THE USE OF SCHOOL BUSES FOR EXTRA-CURRICULAR [[EXTRACURRICULAR]]ACTIVITIES
SCHOOLS - BOARD OF DIRECTORS - LIABILITY FOR INJURY OR DAMAGE INCURRED INCIDENT TO THE USE OF SCHOOL BUSES FOR EXTRA-CURRICULAR [[EXTRACURRICULAR]]ACTIVITIES. The board of directors of a school district is not subject to personal liability for accidents occurring out of the use of school buses where the use is authorized by the board of directors as a definite and proper part of the curriculum or educational program of the district.
AGO 1960 No. 129 >  July 1, 1960
SCHOOLS - DISTRICT - BOARD OF DIRECTORS - INVESTMENT OF FUNDS FROM THE GENERAL FUND OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT
SCHOOLS - DISTRICT - BOARD OF DIRECTORS - INVESTMENT OF FUNDS FROM THE GENERAL FUND OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT The board of directors of a school district does not have the authority to authorize the investment of funds from the general fund of the school district which are not required for immediate expenditure.
AGO 1956 No. 211 >  April 30, 1956
SCHOOL DISTRICTS - TIME LIMITATION - AUTHORITY TO PURCHASE OPTIONS TO PURCHASE REAL ESTATE - BOARD OF DIRECTORS
SCHOOL DISTRICTS ‑- BOARD OF DIRECTORS - AUTHORITY TO PURCHASE OPTIONS TO PURCHASE REAL ESTATE ‑- TIME LIMITATION 1. The board of directors of a first class school district is authorized to purchase and hold either real or personal property without a vote of the district electors and may purchase options to purchase real estate if it has provided for such expenditures in its budget.  The board of directors of a second class school district is authorized to purchase real estate contiguous to a school site upon which a schoolhouse is situated by unanimous vote of the board, but to purchase real estate non-contiguous [[noncontiguous]] requires a vote of the majority of the electors of the district, and the board of directors of a third class school district is authorized to purchase additional sites either contiguous or non-contiguous [[noncontiguous]] only when authorized by a majority of the vote of the electors of the district.  2. There is no statutory limitation on the time for which an option to purchase real estate may run.
AGO 1952 No. 283 >  April 9, 1952
SCHOOL DISTRICTS - BOARD OF DIRECTORS - MEETINGS - VOTING BY PROXY OR IN ABSENTIA
SCHOOL DISTRICTS ‑- BOARD OF DIRECTORS ‑- MEETINGS ‑- VOTING BY PROXY OR IN ABSENTIA A member of the board of a first class school district may not act by proxy or in absentia, but must be personally present at a board meeting in order to participate in the proceedings of the board.
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