Hope ESD | BB 9124 Board Bylaws
The Governing Board recognizes the complex legal environment in which districts operate and desires reliable, high-quality legal advice at reasonable rates. In order to meet the district's legal needs, the Board may contract with county counsel, attorneys in private practice, or appoint legal counsel as a district employee or independent contractor. The Board also supports pursuing collaborative legal efforts with other agencies and districts as appropriate.
(cf. 3320 - Claims and Actions Against the District)
(cf. 3400 - Management of District Assets/Accounts)
(cf. 4312.1 - Contracts)
(cf. 9000 - Role of the Board)
(cf. 9260 - Legal Protection)
The Board-appointed legal counsel may: (Education Code 35041.5)
1. Render legal advice to the Superintendent or designee, the Board and district employees.
2. Serve the Superintendent or designee in the preparation and conduct of district litigation and administrative proceedings.
3. Render advice on school bond and tax increase measures and prepare the necessary forms for the voting of these measures.
4. Perform other administrative duties as assigned by the Board and Superintendent or designee.
The Superintendent may confer with the district's legal counsel at his/her discretion.
35041 Administrative adviser
35041.5 Legal counsel
35161 Powers and duties of governing board
35200-35214 Liabilities, especially:
35204 Contract with attorney in private practice
35205 Contract for legal services
814-895.8 Liability of public entities and public employees
995-996.6 Defense of public employees
26520 Legal services to school districts
53060 Special services and advice
The Brown Act: School Boards and Open Meeting Laws, rev. 2014
NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION PUBLICATIONS
Selecting and Working with a School Attorney: A Guide for School Boards, 1997
California Council of School Attorneys: http://www.csba.org/LegislationAndLegal/Legal/CaliforniaCouncilOfSchoolAttorneys.aspx
National School Boards Association: http://www.nsba.org
State Bar of California: http://www.calbar.ca.gov
Bylaw HOPE SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: July 1992 Santa Barbara, California
revised: January 8, 2018