State of Washington
65th Legislature
2017 Regular Session
By Senators Carlyle, Zeiger, Pedersen, and Hunt
Read first time 01/12/17. Referred to Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education.
AN ACT Relating to school directors' compensation; and amending RCW 28A.343.400.
Sec. 1.  RCW 28A.343.400 and 1987 c 307 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:
Each member of the board of directors of a school district may receive compensation ((of fifty dollars per)) for each day or portion thereof for attending board meetings and for performing other services on behalf of the school district, ((not to exceed four thousand eight hundred dollars per year,)) if the district board of directors has authorized by board resolution, at a regularly scheduled meeting, the provision of such compensation. The daily amount of the compensation shall be established by the board but the annual compensation may not exceed the annual salary for a legislator under RCW 43.03.013, as established by the Washington citizens' commission on salaries for elected officials. A board of directors of a school district may authorize such compensation only from locally collected excess levy funds available for that purpose, and compensation for board members shall not cause the state to incur any present or future funding obligation.
Any director may waive all or any portion of his or her compensation under this section as to any month or months during his or her term of office, by a written waiver filed with the district as provided in this section. The waiver, to be effective, must be filed any time after the director's election and before the date on which the compensation would otherwise be paid. The waiver shall specify the month or period of months for which it is made.
The compensation provided in this section shall be in addition to any reimbursement for expenses paid to such directors by the school district.
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