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AGO 1961 No. 20 >  March 30, 1961
DISTRICTS - SCHOOL - ATTENDANCE OF NONRESIDENT PUPILS IN HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICTS
DISTRICTS ‑- SCHOOL ‑- ATTENDANCE OF NONRESIDENT PUPILS IN HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICTS In the absence of an agreement, a high school district may charge the parents of elementary or secondary students of another high school district, either adjoining or nonadjoining, a reasonable tuition for attending school in its district.
AGO 1961 No. 24 >  April 25, 1961
DISTRICTS - SCHOOL - CONTRACTS - USE OF TRADE NAME, BRAND NAME, ETC. IN CONTRACTS UNDER CHAPTER 224, LAWS OF 1961
DISTRICTS ‑- SCHOOL ‑- CONTRACTS ‑- USE OF TRADE NAME, BRAND NAME, ETC. IN CONTRACTS UNDER CHAPTER 224, LAWS OF 1961 A school district calling for bids prior to letting a contract can specify an item by brand name or name of manufacturer without an additional clause inviting bids on similar items of equal quality and serviceability if the public officials have not drafted the specifications arbitrarily and capriciously and are acting in good faith.
AGO 1961 No. 34 >  June 5, 1961
DISTRICTS - SCHOOL - APPROPRIATION FOR INCREASES IN TEACHERS' SALARIES
DISTRICTS ‑- SCHOOL ‑- APPROPRIATION FOR INCREASES IN TEACHERS' SALARIES (1) The proviso in the appropriation bill (Engrossed S. B. 1) relating to salary increases for certificated classroom teaching personnel is not limited to merely raising the salary of "returning or recontracted teachers" but the board of directors may exercise discretion in determining the employees within the class described whose salaries are to be increased.(2) The phrase "at the average rate" as used in the appropriation act, in so far as it relates to teachers' salary increases, must be determined on the basis of the average salary in individual districts during the school year 1960-61.(3) The additional increase described in the proviso for the second year of the biennium 1962-63 is to be based upon a figure $283 above the 1960-61 average or $616 above the 1960-61 average.
AGO 1981 No. 8 >  July 21, 1981
DISTRICTS - SCHOOL - EMPLOYEES - INSURANCE - COLLECTIVE - BARGAINING
CONTINUATION OF PREVIOUS RATE FOR EMPLOYEES' INSURANCE BENEFITS RCW 43.63.040 [46.63.040] does not vest a municipal or police court with jurisdiction over a traffic infraction based on an alleged violation of state law‑-as distinguished from one involving a local, municipal ordinance; therefore, such a court does not have exclusive, or even concurrent, jurisdiction over a traffic infraction case which is so based, even in the absence of a contract with the county to have those traffic infractions committed within the city or town adjudicated by a district court.
AGO 1973 No. 4 >  January 19, 1973
DISTRICTS - SCHOOL - PUBLIC RECORDS - SALARY - ACCESS TO SCHOOL DISTRICT PAYROLL RECORDS
DISTRICTS ‑‑ SCHOOL ‑‑ PUBLIC RECORDS ‑‑ SALARY ‑‑ ACCESS TO SCHOOL DISTRICT PAYROLL RECORDS (1) Under the provisions of Initiative No. 276, all records of a school district pertaining to the salaries of its employees and their payroll deductions must be made available for inspection and copying at the request of any person unless disclosure of particular information in such records would violate a right of privacy of the subject employee and this information cannot be deleted from the record without destroying it. (2) The question of whether disclosure of any particular information in a school district's salary or payroll records would violate an employee's right of privacy is to be decided on a case‑by‑case basis in the courts in accordance with procedures set forth in §§ 31, 33 and 34 of Initiative No. 276.
AGO 1983 No. 5 >  March 23, 1983
DISTRICTS - SCHOOL - EMPLOYEES - RETIREMENT - PENSIONS - SOCIAL SECURITY
WITHDRAWAL BY INDIVIDUAL DISTRICTS Because of the necessity for a legally sufficient description in connection with an offer to sell, or sale of, real property an offer to sell a portion of a larger tract of land, or the execution of a purchase and sale agreement covering such a tract of land, constitutes a "division" of the land under the definition of a "short subdivision" contained in RCW 58.17.020(6) or (7) so as to render applicable the various provisions of chapter 58.17 RCW relating to short plats and short subdivisions.
AGO 1979 No. 4 >  February 28, 1979
DISTRICTS - SCHOOL - LUNCHROOMS - CONTRACTS - UTILIZATION OF FOOD SERVICE CONTRACTORS
DISTRICTS ‑- SCHOOL ‑- LUNCHROOMS ‑- CONTRACTS ‑- UTILIZATION OF FOOD SERVICE CONTRACTORS Neither RCW 28A.58.136 nor any other present statute allows a school district to contract with a food service contractor to purchase foodstuff and other supplies, collect money, prepare tax returns, etc.; instead, such food service contractors may only be utilized for the preparation and service of food.
AGO 1963 No. 11 >  February 18, 1963
DISTRICTS - SCHOOL - DIRECTORS - WASHINGTON STATE SCHOOL DIRECTORS' ASSOCIATION - DUES
DISTRICTS ‑- SCHOOL ‑- DIRECTORS ‑- WASHINGTON STATE SCHOOL DIRECTORS' ASSOCIATION ‑- DUES (1) When the Washington state school directors' association has established a schedule of dues for members of the association under RCW 28.58.360, it is the duty of each board of directors to make provision annually for the payment of such dues and to order such payment. (2) If a district fails to pay dues in a particular year, it is the duty of the county auditor (pursuant to a written request of the executive committee of the association) to satisfy the district's obligation by the transfer of district funds, whether the delinquency be for current dues or for dues unpaid during previous years in which the proper schedule of dues was established.
AGO 1976 No. 2 >  January 14, 1976
DISTRICTS - SCHOOL - FIRE PROTECTION - CITIES AND TOWNS - CONTRACTS - FIRE PROTECTION SERVICES FOR CITY SCHOOL DISTRICTS
DISTRICTS ‑- SCHOOL ‑- FIRE PROTECTION ‑- CITIES AND TOWNS ‑- CONTRACTS ‑- FIRE PROTECTION SERVICES FOR CITY SCHOOL DISTRICTS RCW 52.36.020, as amended by § 1, chapter 88, Laws of 1974, 1st Ex. Sess., does not require a school district with facilities located within a city or town to compensate a fire protection district for service provided such facilities even though the city or town has entered into a contract with the fire protection district for the provision of fire protection services.
AGO 1964 No. 131 >  December 21, 1964
DISTRICTS - SCHOOL - DIRECTORS - TERM OF OFFICE - REORGANIZATION OF DIRECTOR DISTRICTS
DISTRICTS ‑- SCHOOL ‑- DIRECTORS ‑- TERM OF OFFICE ‑- REORGANIZATION OF DIRECTOR DISTRICTS When the boundaries of director districts within a second class school district are rearranged as provided in RCW 28.57.050 (7), and as a consequence two school district directors now reside in a single director district (as newly defined) and none resides in an adjoining director district (as newly defined) the next director to be elected as provided by law must be a resident of the director district from which the director whose term had expired was nominated.
AGO 1978 No. 19 >  May 25, 1978
DISTRICTS - SCHOOL - EMPLOYEES - APPROPRIATION FOR SCHOOL DISTRICT AVERAGE COMPENSATION INCREASES
DISTRICTS ‑- SCHOOL ‑- EMPLOYEES ‑- APPROPRIATION FOR SCHOOL DISTRICT AVERAGE COMPENSATION INCREASES (1) For the purposes of § 96(1), chapter 339, Laws of 1977, 1st Ex Sess., a school district's average compensation level for the 1976-77 school year is to be computed on the basis of the compensation which was actually provided by the district to its employees during that school year.  (2) In determining the extent of funding to which a given school district is entitled under either subparagraph (a) or (b) of § 96(1), chapter 339, Laws of 1977, 1st Ex Sess., the district's actual average compensation level for the 1977-78 school year is not required to be taken into account.
AGO 1957 No. 52 >  April 23, 1957
SCHOOL - TEACHERS' SALARIES - BASIS FOR DISTRIBUTION OF INCREASE
SCHOOLS ‑- TEACHERS' SALARIES ‑- BASIS FOR DISTRIBUTION OF INCREASE A board of directors need not give an increase of $505.50 to each certificated employee of the district under the provisions of Sec. 2, Ch. 301, Laws of 1957.  The board may adopt a graduated schedule or other basis so long as all of the funds apportioned to it for salary increases are used for that purpose.
AGLO 1981 No. 6 >  March 9, 1981
DIRECTORS - SCHOOL - CALENDAR
LEGALITY OF FOUR-DAY SCHOOL WEEK A school district may not, under existing law, comply with the provisions of RCW 28A.58.180 (one hundred-eighty day school year) by merely lengthening each school day and then operating only four days per week for the same number of weeks as before; however, the legislature could, constitutionally, authorize such a calendar.
AGLO 1981 No. 17 >  July 15, 1981
DISTRICTS - SCHOOL - EMPLOYEES - SICK LEAVE
SIMULTANEOUS RECEIPT OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION UNDER STATE INDUSTRIAL INSURANCE ACT Resolution of several legal issues relating to the simultaneous receipt, by school district employees, of sick leave under RCW 28A.58.100 as amended by chapter 182, Laws of 1980, and workers' compensation payments under the state Industrial Insurance Act pursuant to a negotiated collective bargaining agreement.
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