The Board recognizes that the increasing complexity of school district operations frequently require procurement of professional legal services. Consequently, it shall retain an attorney or law firm for purposes of systematically securing such 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 as 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.
In many instances, legal assistance to the district will be routine, not requiring specific Board approval or prior vote. However, when the administration concludes that unusual types or amounts of professional legal service may be required, the Board directs the administration to expeditiously seek initial or continuing authorization for such service.
The School Attorney will be appointed by the Board before the June Regular Board meeting, of even numbered years.