Policy reflects Minnesota statute and aligns with other District 270 policies.
The Board of Education is an agency of government whose powers and duties can be exercised only by a decision of the majority of its members in official session. The individual members and all School District employees function as agents of the Board. In order that none of these individual agents incurs personal liability for the performance of responsibilities that have been vested by the voters, directed by state and federal governments, or assigned by the district, the Board will purchase sufficient insurance to indemnify its members and agents from liability for their official actions in the service of the District. Such indemnification will be provided irrespective of the presence or absence of the principle of governmental immunity and in an amount which will be established at the annual organizational meeting or policy anniversary date.
Adopted: February 28, 1985
Revised: March 19, 1992
Reviewed: February 18, 2010, November 20, 2014, March 6, 2018, October 5, 2021