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Legal Status of the Board of Directors

As prescribed by the Iowa Code, the Board, acting on behalf of the District, will have jurisdiction over school matters within the territory of the District.

The Board is empowered to make policy for its own governance, for employees, for students and for District facilities. The Board is also empowered to enforce its policies. The Board may, through its quasi-judicial power, conduct hearings and rule on issues and disputes confronting the District.

The Board has these powers and all other powers expressly granted to it in federal and state law as well as the powers that can be reasonably implied from the expressed powers.


Legal Reference: Iowa Code ยงยง 28E; 274.1-.2; 279.8
281 I.A.C. 12.1(2)
Board of Directors of Ind. School Dist. of Waterloo v. Green, 259 Iowa 1260, 147 N.W.2d 854 (1967)
1990 Op. Att’y Gen. 66

  • Approved: 05-27-80
  • Reviewed: 02-27-89, 06-08-92, 09-25-95, 10-12-98, 04-14-03
  • Revised: 12-08-08, 11-10-14
  • Reviewed: 08-26-19, 02-14-2022
  • Documents: 201.1

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