217 - Board Member Liability

Board members shall not be held personally liable for actions taken in the performance of their duties and responsibilities vested in them by the laws of Iowa and the members of the school district community within the scope of their official duties.  In carrying out the duties and responsibilities of their office, Board members shall act in good faith.

The District will defend, save harmless, and indemnify Board members against tort claims or demands, whether groundless or otherwise, arising out of an alleged act or omission occurring within the scope of their duties, unless it constitutes a willful or wanton act or omission.  However, the District will not save harmless or indemnify Board members for punitive damages.



REVIEWED: 11/18/2019 - APPROVED 12/03/2019
REVIEWED: 02/08/2021