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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).
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