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Bob Ferguson

AGO 1955 NO. 78 > May 19 1955

State effective between dates of first and second school district elections, altering procedure therefor, controls second election.

AGO 1959 NO. 85 > Nov 18 1959

A school district desiring to issue general obligation bonds to be redeemed by excess levies must satisfy the following requirements: (1) That at a special election held to authorize the issuance of the bonds, sixty percent of the persons voting on the proposition approve the same; and (2) that the total number of persons voting on the proposition shall constitute not less than forty percent of the voters in the district who voted at the last preceding general state election.

AGO 1954 NO. 299 > Aug 17 1954

A junior college operated by a first class school district is an institution of higher learning.  Such an institution may not construct student residential facilities.

AGO 1956 NO. 313 > Aug 17 1956

RCW 39.33.010 (1953 Supp.) does not amend RCW 47.12.040 to require the superior court to pass on a sale by a school district to the State of Washington of property for highway purposes. A school district may convey for cash, property of a value less than $20,000.00, to another governmental subdivision following the statutory procedure as set out in RCW 28.58.045 (1953 Supp.), and RCW 39.33.010 (1953 Supp.) does not amend that procedure.

AGO 1954 NO. 347 > Nov 23 1954

A school district of the second class may make advance payments for the lease or rental of property to supply classrooms needed by the district.

AGO 1950 NO. 406 > Dec 27 1950

A special election of a school district providing moneys for general maintenance does not authorize use of current expense moneys of the school district to replace lights on its athletic field.