The Washington Parish Board shall elect one of its members to serve as President and one to serve as Vice-President for a term to be specified by the Board.  The President shall preside at all meetings of the Board and shall call special meetings when required. He/she shall sign with the Superintendent, the minutes and other official documents which require the signature of the President.  He/she shall perform other duties prescribed by law or Board policy.  In the absence of the President or in the event of his/her death, or his/her inability or failure to act, the Vice-President shall perform the duties of the President and, when so acting, shall have all the powers of the President.  If the President and Vice-President are absent from a meeting at which a quorum is present, the Superintendent shall preside until the members elect one of their members to serve as the President for that meeting.


The Superintendent shall serve as the secretary and treasurer of the Board.  As secretary, he/she shall conduct all correspondence of the Board, keep and preserve all its records, receive all reports required by the Board, and see that such reports are in proper form, complete and accurate.  He/she shall announce all meetings, prepare the agenda of all meetings, and attend all meetings of the Board and of its committees.  In case the Secretary is absent, the Board may appoint another member of the Board, or other school personnel under the jurisdiction of said Board to act as secretary.  As treasurer, the Superintendent shall be designated as the official custodian of all funds to which the Board is entitled by law and shall be responsible for the proper safeguarding and accounting for all such funds.


The treasurer shall issue a receipt for any monies coming into his/her hands and deposit such monies in accordance with the laws governing the deposit of public funds. He/she shall issue warrants only after proper allowance or approval by the Board.


For each school year, the treasurer shall give a bond for the faithful performance of his/her duties; said bond to be written by an insurance company licensed to do business in the State of Louisiana and in an amount to be determined by the Board.  The treasurer shall be responsible under such bond for the faithful performance of duties as treasurer.



Ref:     La. Rev. Stat. Ann. ยงยง17:54, 17:55, 17:56, 17:83, 17:91, 17:95, 17:97


Washington Parish School Board