SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2378


                                            AS AMENDED BY FREE CONFERENCE COMMITTEE


                                                                            C 159 L 90



State of Washington                               51st Legislature                              1990 Regular Session


By House Committee on Capital Facilities & Financing (originally sponsored by Representatives Leonard, Holland, Walker, Cole, Nutley, Pruitt, Prentice, Kirby, Heavey, Ebersole, G. Fisher, Peery, H. Sommers, Miller, Winsley and Wineberry)



Read first time 2/5/90.



AN ACT Relating to educational service districts; and amending RCW 28A.21.090.




        Sec. 1.  Section 9, chapter 176, Laws of 1969 ex. sess. as last amended by section 3, chapter 65, Laws of 1988 and RCW 28A.21.090 are each amended to read as follows:

          In addition to other powers and duties as provided by law, every educational service district board shall:

          (1) Approve the budgets of the educational service district in accordance with the procedures provided for in this chapter.

           (2) Meet regularly according to the schedule adopted at the organization meeting and in special session upon the call of the chairman or a majority of the board.

           (3) Approve the selection of educational service district personnel and clerical staff as provided in RCW 28A.21.100, as now or hereafter amended.

           (4) Fix the amount of and approve the bonds for those educational service district employees designated by the board as being in need of bonding.

           (5) Keep in the educational service district office a full and correct transcript of the boundaries of each school district within the educational service district.

           (6) Acquire by borrowing funds or by purchase, lease, devise, bequest, and gift and otherwise contract for real and personal property necessary for the operation of the educational service district and to the execution of the duties of the board and superintendent thereof and sell, lease, or otherwise dispose of that property not necessary for district purposes((:  PROVIDED, That)).  No real property shall be acquired or alienated without the prior approval of the state board of education and the acquisition or alienation of all such property shall be subject to such provisions as the board may establish.  When borrowing funds for the purpose of acquiring property, the educational service district board shall pledge as collateral the property to be acquired.  Borrowing shall be evidenced by a note or other instrument between the district and the lender.  The authority to borrow under this subsection shall be limited to educational service districts serving a minimum of two hundred thousand students in grades kindergarten through twelve.

           (7) Adopt such bylaws and rules and regulations for its own operation as it deems necessary or appropriate.

           (8) Enter into contracts, including contracts with common and educational service districts and the school for the deaf and the school for the blind for the joint financing of cooperative service programs conducted pursuant to RCW 28A.21.086(3), and employ consultants and legal counsel relating to any of the duties, functions, and powers of the educational service districts.

                                                                                                                           Passed the House March 8, 1990.


                                                                                                                                         Speaker of the House.


                                                                                                                           Passed the Senate March 8, 1990.


                                                                                                                                       President of the Senate.