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WAC 392-123-070

Overexpending and exceeding the budget.

Total budgeted expenditures for each fund as adopted in the budget of a school district or charter school shall constitute the appropriations of the district or charter school for the budgeted fiscal year and the board of directors or charter school board shall be limited in the incurring of expenditures to the amount of each such appropriation. The board of directors shall incur no expenditures for any purpose in excess of the appropriation for each fund: Provided, That no board of directors or charter school board shall be prohibited from incurring expenditures for the payment of regular employees, for the necessary repairs and upkeep of the school plant, for the purchase of books and supplies, and for their participation in joint purchasing agencies authorized in RCW 28A.320.080 during the interim while the budget is being settled under WAC 392-123-080: Provided further, That transfers between budget classes may be made by the school district's chief administrative officer or finance officer, subject to such restrictions as may be imposed by the school district board of directors.
Directors, officers or employees of school districts who knowingly or negligently violate or participate in a violation of this section by the incurring of expenditures in excess of any appropriation(s) shall be held civilly liable, jointly and severally, for such expenditures in excess of such appropriation(s), including consequential damages following therefrom, for each such violation. If as a result of any civil or criminal action the violation is found to have been done knowingly, such director, officer, or employee who is found to have participated in such breach shall immediately forfeit his office or employment, and the judgment in any such action shall so provide.
Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit the duty of the attorney general to carry out the provisions of RCW 43.09.260, as now or hereafter amended.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.150.290 and 28A.710.220. WSR 15-18-078, § 392-123-070, filed 8/28/15, effective 9/28/15. Statutory Authority: 1990 c 33. WSR 90-16-002 (Order 18), § 392-123-070, filed 7/19/90, effective 8/19/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.65.465. WSR 83-21-027 (Order 83-12), § 392-123-070, filed 10/10/83; Order 8-76, § 392-123-070, filed 7/23/76; Order 7-75, § 392-123-070, filed 12/22/75. Formerly WAC 392-30-130.]
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