School Attorney


Maine School Administrative District #31


The Board recognizes that the increasing complexity of school unit operations frequently requires procurement of professional legal services.

A decision to seek legal advice or assistance on behalf of the school unit shall normally be made by the Superintendent; however, other administrators may seek legal counsel at district expense after consultation with the superintendent. The Board chair may have need to seek legal counsel as well. Such services may also be obtained by the Board as a consequence of a formal vote of the Board.

Legal services required by the school unit may include, but not be limited to:

A. Providing general legal advice to the Board and/or administration;

B. Assisting with labor negotiations;

C. Assisting with personnel matters;

D. Assisting with expulsions and other student disciplinary matters;

E. Conduct and/or assist with pending or actual litigation involving the school unit;

F. Other specialized legal services; and

G. Attendance at Board meetings or other activities as appropriate.

First Reading: 09/19/2018

Second Reading: 10/17/2018