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72.40.020  <<  72.40.022 >>   72.40.024

Superintendent of the state school for the blindPowers and duties.

In addition to any other powers and duties prescribed by law, the superintendent of the state school for the blind:
(1) Shall have full control of the school and the property of various kinds.
(2) May establish criteria, in addition to state certification, for teachers at the school.
(3) Shall employ members of the faculty, administrative officers, and other employees, who shall all be subject to chapter 41.06 RCW, the state civil service law, unless specifically exempted by other provisions of law.
(4) Shall establish the course of study including vocational training, with the assistance of the faculty and the advice of the board of trustees.
(5) May establish new facilities as needs demand.
(6) May adopt rules, under chapter 34.05 RCW, as deemed necessary for the government, management, and operation of the housing facilities.
(7) Shall control the use of the facilities and authorize the use of the facilities for night school, summer school, public meetings, or other purposes consistent with the purposes of the school.
(8) May adopt rules for pedestrian and vehicular traffic on property owned, operated, and maintained by the school.
(9) Shall purchase all supplies and lease or purchase equipment and other personal property needed for the operation or maintenance of the school.
(10) Except as otherwise provided by law, may enter into contracts as the superintendent deems essential to the purpose of the school.
(11) May receive gifts, grants, conveyances, devises, and bequests of real or personal property from whatever source, as may be made from time to time, in trust or otherwise, whenever the terms and conditions will aid in carrying out the programs of the school; sell, lease or exchange, invest, or expend the same or the proceeds, rents, profits, and income thereof except as limited by the terms and conditions thereof; and adopt rules to govern the receipt and expenditure of the proceeds, rents, profits, and income thereof.
(12) May, except as otherwise provided by law, enter into contracts the superintendent deems essential for the operation of the school.
(13) May adopt rules providing for the transferability of employees between the *school for the deaf and the school for the blind consistent with collective bargaining agreements in effect.
(14) Shall prepare and administer the school's budget consistent with RCW 43.88.160 and the budget and accounting act, chapter 43.88 RCW generally, as applicable.
(15) May adopt rules under chapter 34.05 RCW and perform all other acts not forbidden by law as the superintendent deems necessary or appropriate to the administration of the school.


*Reviser's note: The "state school for the deaf" was abolished pursuant to 2009 c 381 § 11 and powers, duties, and functions were transferred to the Washington state center for childhood deafness and hearing loss. The "Washington state center for childhood deafness and hearing loss" was renamed the "Washington center for deaf and hard of hearing youth" by 2019 c 266 § 1.
Effective date2002 c 209: See note following RCW 72.42.021.
SeverabilityEffective date1985 c 378: See notes following RCW 72.01.050.
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