Board Policy 7210

Attorney

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    The School Board may retain legal services with one or more attorneys or law firms to be the Board Attorney(s). The Board Attorney represents the School Board in its capacity as the governing body for the School District. The Board Attorney serves on a retainer or other fee arrangement as determined in advance. The Board Attorney will provide services as described in the agreement for legal services or as memorialized by an engagement letter. The District will only pay for legal services that are provided in accordance with the agreement for legal services, as memorialized by an engagement letter, or that are otherwise authorized by this policy or a majority of the Board.

     

    The attorney will:

     

    1. Serve as counselor to the Board at meetings when requested by the Board President or Superintendent or designee;
    2. Represent the District in any legal matter as requested by the Board President or Superintendent or designee;
    3. Provide written opinions on legal questions as requested by the Board President or Superintendent or designee;
    4. Approve, prepare, or supervise the preparation of legal documents and instruments and perform such other legal duties as the Board President or Superintendent or designee may request;
    5. Be available for consultation as requested by the Board President or Superintendent or designee.

     

     

    The Board shall retain the right to consult or employ other attorneys on matters of special concern and to terminate the service of any attorney.