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200.2 Powers of Board of Directors

The board, acting on behalf of the school district, will have jurisdiction over school matters within the territory of the school district.


The board is empowered to make policy for its own governance, for employees, for students and for school district facilities.  The board is also empowered to enforce its policies.  The board may, through its quasi-judicial power, conduct hearings and rule on issues and disputes confronting the school district.


The board has these powers and all other powers expressly granted to it in federal and state law as well as the powers that can be reasonably implied from the express powers.



Date Board Adopted  9/15/1986

Date Board Updated and/or Reviewed 2/21/2022



Legal Reference:          Board of Directors of Ind. School Dist. of Waterloo v. Green, 259 Iowa 1260, 147 N.W.2d 854 (1967).

                                    Iowa Code §§ 28E; 274.1-.2; 279.8 (2013).

                                    281 I.A.C. 12.1(2).

                                     1990 Op. Att'y Gen. 66.