SCHOOL BOARD LEGAL STATUS
The Board of Education is a nine-member board elected by district residents. Each member of the Board shall serve for three years. The terms of office of Board members shall not all expire in the same year. Board members are responsible for school district management and policy-making.
The legal status of the Board is that of a corporate body established pursuant to the laws of New York State. Any liability of the district is a liability of the Board of Education as a corporation and not that of the members of the Board as individuals.
Ref: Education Law §§1701; 1702; 1703; 1804(i); 2101(2); 2105
Adoption date: January 1, 1993
Reviewed on: February 4, 2003