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1840 - Required Open Government Training Policy

Policy 1840


Required Open Government Training 

Each board member will participate in training regarding the Open Public Meetings Act, the Public Records Act, and retention of public records within ninety (90) days of taking the oath of office following election or appointment.  After the first training, directors will participate in training on these subjects every four years that they hold office in order to remain current with new developments in open government law.   

Directors will document their completion of required trainings, and provide documentation to the Superintendent.  The Superintendent, as Secretary to the Board, will file and maintain the documentation in the district for the period of time required by the state records retention schedule.  

Legal Reference:    
RCW 28A.343.360    Oath of Office 
Ch. 40 RCW    Public Documents, Records, and  Publications 
Ch. 40.14 RCW    Preservation and Destruction of Public  Records 
Ch. 42.30 RCW    Open Public Meetings Act 
Ch. 42.56 RCW    Public Records Act 
RCW 42.56.580    Public Records Officers 
ESB 5964 (2014)    Public Records and Meetings—Training 

Adoption Date:    January 13, 2015