The Board of Directors will annually appoint legal counsel to represent the school district as necessary for its proper conduct of legal affairs of the District. Counsel will attend regular and special meetings of the Board, either in person or by telephone when telephonic representation is feasible, when requested to do so and will be available for consultation as needed.
Because it is often necessary to consult legal counsel as part of background information to be used by the Board in making decisions, and because at times the school district may be involved in litigation or other legal matters, the Superintendent, Board President, and Board Secretary-Treasurer are authorized to seek counsel’s services as needed. The Board is to be kept informed of legal matters that are other than routine and of any legal services that may involve unusual expense to the District.
Legal counsel shall be available for consultation as needed. Legal counsel shall be paid on an hourly/case basis, rather than a retainer basis.
Individual Board members may only contact school legal counsel when the full Board has given permission for such consultation. Otherwise, the Board member is responsible for paying any legal fees that may result.
REVIEWED: 11/18/2019 - APPROVED 12/03/2019