BDG — School District Attorney

The School Board recognizes that the increasing complexity of School District operations frequently requires procurement of professional legal services.

A decision to seek legal advice or assistance on behalf of the School District shall normally be made by the Superintendent or by persons specifically authorized by the Superintendent. Such action shall occur where it is consistent with approved District policy or standard practice and meets an obvious need of the District. It may also take place as a consequence of formal Board direction.

Many types of instances of legal assistance to the District may be considered routine and not necessitating specific Board approval or prior vote. For example, the Superintendent may consult with the school attorney to interpret statutory requirements or regulations, prepare or review contracts and seek legal opinions regarding other District issues.

However, when the administration concludes that unusual circumstances exist, Board authorization for such legal services shall be promptly requested.

1st Read:  February 5, 2013

2nd Read:  February 19, 2013

Adopted:  February 19, 2013