Local Administration of Education

ORS 332.072
Legal status of school districts

All school districts are bodies corporate, and the district school board is authorized to transact all business coming within the jurisdiction of the district and to sue and be sued. Pursuant to law, district school boards have control of the district schools and are responsible for educating children residing in the district. [1965 c.100 §139]

Notes of Decisions

Neither a school board nor a school district are immune from suit under the Eleventh Amendment of the United States Constitution. Hutchison v. Lake Oswego Sch. Dist. 7, 519 F2d 961 (1975)

School board's authority to transact all business indicates that board is final policy maker for school district. G.C. v. North Clackamas School District, 654 F. Supp. 2d 1226 (D. Or. 2009)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Contracts between school districts and photographers, (1974) Vol 37, p 49; contracts with nonprofit associations to conduct recreational programs for students, (1977) Vol 38, p 1253

§§ 332.072 to 332.111

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Contribution of school district funds to private nonprofit association to conduct summer recreation program for children, (1977) Vol 38, p 1636


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