Longview School District


Longview, WA, USA
Absence of a Board Member Policy 1450

Policy No. 1450

Board of Directors



Whenever possible, each director shall give advance notice to the president or superintendent of his/her inability to attend a board meeting. A majority of the board may excuse a director's absence from a meeting if requested to do so by the absent member. The board shall declare a board member's position vacant after four consecutive unexcused absences from regular board meetings.

If a board member is on active duty or training status with the military, the board shall grant an extended leave of absence to cover the period of service or training. The extended leave of absence may not have the effect of extending the board member’s term. The board also has the authority to appoint a temporary successor to the absent board member’s position. The temporary successor shall serve until the board member returns or the end of the board member’s term.

Legal Reference:

RCW 28A.343.390 Directors — Quorum — Failure to attend meetings
RCW 73.16.041 Leaves of absence of elective and judicial officers

Management Resources: Policy News, October 2001, Law Grants Board Members Military Leave

Cross References: Board Policy 1114, Vacancies


Adopted: September 28, 2009