2100 School Board Legal Status

Adoption Date: 8/12/1999, Revised: 12/10/2009 
2000 - Governance and Operations

2100 School Board Legal Status

The legal status of the Board of Education is that of a corporate body established pursuant to the laws of New York State, possessing all the usual powers of a corporation for public purposes, and in that name may sue and be sued, purchase, hold and sell personal property and real estate, and enter into such obligations as are authorized by law.

The Board is a seven-member Board elected by the qualified voters of the school district at the annual election as prescribed by law. Each member of the Board serves for three years beginning July 1 following their election. Each term shall expire on the thirtieth day of June of the third year. 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.

Policy References:
Education Law §§ 1604;1604-a; 1701; 1702; 1703; 1708; 1709; 1710; 1804(1); 2101(2); 2105