Longview School District


Longview, WA, USA
Board Member Resignation and Vacancy Policy 1114

Policy No. 1114

Board of Directors




Upon receipt of a director's written resignation, the board will acknowledge and announce the resignation at its next regularly scheduled meeting.  The resignation will be effective immediately unless otherwise stated. If a future date is stated, the resignation may be withdrawn any time prior to the effective date.

Board members who have resigned may not vote on the selection of their replacement.


In case of a board vacancy, the remaining board members will fill such vacancy by appointment. The board will receive applications from any qualified persons seeking to fill the position after suitable public notice.  Interviews of candidates for vacant positions will take place in a meeting open to the public. The board will appoint one of the candidates to serve until the next regularly scheduled board election, at which time a director will be elected for the unexpired term, if any.

The appointment will be approved by roll call vote, by not less than three members of the board. If there are fewer than three members, the educational service district board members will appoint a sufficient number to constitute a legal majority of the board. Should the board fail to fill a vacancy within ninety (90) days from the creation of such vacancy, the educational service district board members shall appoint an eligible person to shall fill such vacancy, and such appointee shall be United States citizens and qualified voter residents of the school district and appropriate director district, if any.

Legal References:

RCW 28A.310.030 ESD Board – Membership – Board member district boundaries
RCW 28A.343.370 Directors - Vacancies
RCW 28A.330.020 Certain board elections, manner and vote required – Selection of personnel, manner
RCW 29A.04.151 Residence
RCW 42.30.110(h) Executive sessions – Board member interviews in open public session

Cross References: Board Policy 1450, Absence of a Board Member

Management Resources:

Policy News, October 2011 Manual Revisions
Policy News, June 2009 Board Member Resignations


Adopted:        September 28, 2009

Amended:       August 8, 2011          

                        March 12, 2012