Northern Humboldt Union High School District
Policies, Regulations and Bylaws

Code:

9124

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Attorney

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Bylaws of the Board BB 9124

ATTORNEY

The Board of Trustees recognizes the complex legal environment in which school districts operate and desires reliable, dependable legal advice.  The Board also supports collaborative legal efforts with other agencies and districts in order to promote the district’s interests.

(cf. 1160 - Political Processes)

The Board may use the county counsel, district attorney, or private attorneys to meet the needs of the district.

The district’s legal counsel may:

1. Render legal advice to the Board and the Superintendent or designee

2. Serve the Board and 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 and shall provide the Board with desired legal information when so directed by a majority of the Board.  The Board also may authorize a specific member to confer with legal counsel on behalf of the Board.

(cf. 9000 - Role of the Board)
(cf. 9200 - Limits of Board Member Authority)
(cf. 9321 - Closed Session Purposes and Agendas)

Legal Reference:
EDUCATION CODE
35041 Administrative adviser
35041.5 Legal counsel:  Relieving duties of county counsel and district attorney
35204 Contract with attorney in private practice
35205 Contract for legal services
GOVERNMENT CODE
814-895.8 Liability of public entities and public employees
995-996.6 Defense of public employees
26520 Legal services to school districts

Bylaw NORTHERN HUMBOLDT UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted:  February 9, 2010 McKinleyville, California