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Board Liability

Board of Directors will 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 District community. In carrying out the duties and responsibilities of their office, Board members will act in good faith.

The District will 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 the act constitutes a willful or wanton act or omission. However, the District cannot save harmless or indemnify Board members for punitive damages.


Legal Reference:
Code of Iowa §§ 670
Wood v. Strickland, 420 U.S. 308 (1975).
42 U.S.C. §§ 1983, 1985, 2004 (2012).

  • Approved: 01-26-09
  • Revised: 12-08-14
  • Reviewed: 10-14-19, 11-14-2022
  • Documents: 201.8

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