2014: Relationship with ESU Legal Counsel

The board will engage legal counsel to assist it and the administration in dealing with legal issues. When the ESU faces circumstances in which legal counsel may be needed between board meetings, the board president or administrator may engage legal counsel on the board’s behalf.

The administrator and the board president shall have the authority to contact the ESU’s legal counsel on behalf of the ESU.  The administrator may give other members of the administration permission to contact the ESU’s legal counsel on an as-needed basis.  Individual board members other than the president may not contact the ESU’s legal counsel on behalf of the board without the approval of the board president or a majority of the board.

Any board member who contacts the ESU’s legal counsel without board approval may be personally responsible for any legal fees incurred as a result of the unapproved contact.

The administrator will, to the extent permitted by law, keep the board informed of matters in which the ESU’s legal counsel is involved.

Adopted on: April 14, 2008
Revised on: February 12, 2018
Revised on: Oct. 14, 2019
Reviewed on: April 11, 2011
Reviewed on: Sept. 18, 2019
Reviewed on: April 12, 2021