Longview School District


Longview, WA, USA
Annual Organizational Meeting, Election of Officers Policy 1210

Policy No. 1210

Board of Directors




The board shall hold its annual organization meeting at the first meeting following the certification of the election of a school director by the county auditor or at the second regular November meeting in a non-election year. The directors shall elect from among the members a president and a vice-president to serve one-year terms. In even numbered years, a legislative representative shall be elected who shall serve a two-year term. A newly appointed board member will not be eligible to serve as an officer unless a majority of the board has been appointed. 

If a board member is unable to continue to serve as an officer, a replacement shall be elected immediately. In the absence of both the president and vice-president, the board shall elect a president pro tempore who shall perform the functions of the president during the latter's absence. The superintendent shall act as secretary to the board. The superintendent shall appoint an assistant secretary of the board who shall keep a record of the proceedings of each meeting of the board.

The normal order of business shall be modified 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 president
  2. Call for nominations for president to serve during the ensuing year
  3. Election of a president (roll call vote)
  4. Assumption of office by the new president
  5. Call for nominations for a new vice-president
  6. Election of a new vice president (roll call vote)
  7. Setting the day, time, and place of regular meetings for the next year

Policies shall 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 Duties
RCW 29A.20.040 Local elected officials, commencement of term of office – Purpose


Adopted: September 28, 2009

Amended: August 8, 2011