Newly Elected Board Member Sample Resolution

Sample Resolution for Annual Conference Attendance

The Attorney General’s Office recommends that school boards pass a resolution to allow newly elected or appointed members who have not yet been sworn into attend Annual Conference. If you have questions, please contact the Policy and Legal Services branch at 360.890.5781 or

Sample Resolution Text

“WHEREAS school directors are elected before but take office after the Annual Conference of the Washington State School Directors’ Association; and

“WHEREAS it is to the advantage of the District to have its directors and directors-elect attend the workshops and orientation programs at the Conference and to exchange ideas with school directors from elsewhere in the state;

“THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that those persons newly elected or appointed who have not yet been sworn in, to the (school district name) board of directors be designated to attend the Annual Conference of the Washington State School Directors’ Association, to be held November 18-20, 2020, as representatives of the district.

“Expenses of the representatives shall be paid by the district in amounts and in the manner permitted by the law and the directors and representatives shall make a conference report to the Board at the first regularly scheduled meeting of the Board in January.”