205 BOARD MEMBER LIABILITY

Code No. 205

 

 

BOARD MEMBER LIABILITY

Board members 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 against tort claims or demands, whether groundless or otherwise, arising out of an alleged act or omission occurring within the scope of their official duties, unless it constitutes a willful or wanton act or omission.  However, the school district shall not save harmless or indemnify board members from punitive damages.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legal Reference:          Wood v. Strickland, 420 U.S. 308 (1975).

                                    42 U.S.C. §§ 1983, 1985 (1988).

                                    Iowa Code ch. 670 (1993).

 

 

Cross Reference:         709  Insurance Program

 

 

Approved        08/23/94          Reviewed         10/23/97; 10/14/02; 10/9/07; 10/10/12; 10/17/17                      Revised            

                                                                    

 

 

MORNING SUN COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS