205 Board Member Liability

BOARD MEMBER LIABILITY

Board members and the superintendent shall not be held personally liable for actions taken in the performance of their duties and responsibilities vested in them by the laws of Iowa and the members of the school district community.  In carrying out the duties and responsibilities of their office, Board members shall act in good faith.

The school district shall defend, save harmless and indemnify board members and the superintendent against tort claims or demands, whether groundless or otherwise, arising  out of an alleged act or omission occurring within the scope of their duties, unless it constitutes a willful or wanton act or omission.

The school district will purchase errors and omissions insurance to cover tort claims against its board members and superintendent.

 
Legal reference          Iowa Code §613A       (1987 & Supp. 1987).