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Policy 1000 - Legal Status and Operation


Policy 1000

Section 1000 - Board of Directors



Legal Status
The Board of Directors of the North Kitsap School District is the corporate entity established by the state of Washington to plan and direct all aspects of the district’s operations to ensure quality in the content of the district’s educational program and provide students with an opportunity to achieve those skills recognized as requisite to learning.

The policies of the board define the organization of the board and its manner of conducting official business. The board’s operating policies are those that the board adopts from time to time to facilitate the performance of its responsibilities.

The corporate name of this school district is North Kitsap School District No. 400, Kitsap County, state of Washington. The district is classified as a first-class district and is operated in accordance with the laws and regulations pertaining to first-class districts.
In order to achieve its primary goal of providing each child with the necessary skills and attitudes, commensurate with his/her ability, to become effective citizens, the board shall exercise the full authority granted to it by the laws of the state. Its legal powers, duties and responsibilities are derived from state statue and regulation. Sources such as the school code (Title 28A RCW), attorney general’s opinions and regulations of the state Board of Education (Title 180 WAC) and the state Superintendent of Public Instruction (Title 392 WAC) delineate the legal powers, duties and responsibilities of the board.


Number of Members and Terms of Office
The board shall consist of five members, elected by ballot by the registered voters of the district. Except as otherwise provided by law, board members shall hold office for terms of four years and until their successors are elected and qualified. Terms of board members shall be staggered as provided by law.
Newly-elected directors shall take office at the first official meeting of the board of directors after the election results have been certified by the county auditor. Prior to beginning their term, directors shall take and subscribe to an oath of office.


Cross Reference:

Board Policy 1111 - Oath of Office

Legal References:

Revised February 13, 2014
1000 Series Adopted March 11, 1999
North Kitsap School District