Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1958 NO. 155 >

A board of directors of a public school district cannot legally employ school crossing guards to be stationed at intersections where children must cross streets or highways in order to go to or from school, and to vest such guards with the authority to enforce the traffic laws.

AGO 1958 NO. 171 >

The board of directors of a school district may legally employ persons to supervise and direct children who must necessarily cross streets and intersections going to and returning from school.

AGO 1954 NO. 317 >

1. Where school director's husband is officer of private corporation and holds stock therein for marital community, director has pecuniary interest in contract between corporation and district, and contract is invalid.  2. The size of the interest is immaterial.  3. The fact that the interested public officer does not participate in any official action on the contract is also immaterial; the existence of the interest, rather than participation or its absence, is controlling as to the validity of the contract.