DGA – Authorized Signatures

The Superintendent is directed to create internal controls to ensure that contracts, checks and other official documents are accurate, authorized and signed by the appropriate persons and that necessary actions are taken to prevent mistakes, fraud, embezzlement and District liability, and to comply with applicable state or federal laws and regulations.

In general, the Superintendent or their designee may sign documents on behalf of the District or the Board.  When a signature of one Board member is required, the Chair, or in his/her absence, the Vice Chair, is authorized to sign on behalf of the Board.  Other District personnel and District officials (e.g., Treasurer, school nurses, etc.) are authorized to sign documents or instruments on behalf of the District or School Board as required by any statute, regulation, or Board policy or as directed by the Superintendent.

Execution of a document on behalf of the District or the Board is indication by the person so signing that the document is accurate, has been adequately approved by the Board or other District personnel as appropriate and necessary, and is in the best interest of the District.

Electronic signatures may be used if in accordance with Board Policy.

Legal References: RSA 197:23-a, Treasurer’s Duties RSA 294-E, Uniform Electronic Transfers Act

Category:  R  

1st Read:  September 1, 2015

2nd Read:  October 6, 2015

Adopted:  October 6, 2015


1st Read:  January 4, 2022

2nd Read: January 18, 2022

Adopted: January 18, 2022