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Bob Ferguson

AGLO 1981 NO. 6 >

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.

AGO 1963 NO. 11 >

(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 1964 NO. 131 >

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 1954 NO. 311 >

A school district may not legally purchase water from a private water company owned by a member of the district school board.

AGO 1952 NO. 410 >

In the exercise of their discretion the directors of a school district may legally permit the use of school buildings for meetings at which a speaker is to discuss controversial religious subjects or present matter in criticism of established organizations, institutions or churches.