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Policy: BDG
School Attorney Services


The Board recognizes that the 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 only as a consequence of formal Board direction by majority vote. Members acting as individuals may not seek advice from the school attorney under the policy of procurement.

In some instances, legal assistance to the district may be considered routine and not necessitating specific Board approval or prior vote. Even in those circumstances, the Board directs the administration to consult with the Board Chair before engaging legal counsel. The Board further directs the administration to advise the Board whenever unusual types or amounts of professional legal services may be required and to expeditiously seek either initial or continuing authorization for such services.

ADOPTED: 8 September 1977
REVISED: 9 September 1993
12 November 1998