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Board members will not be held personally liable for actions taken in the performance of their duties and responsibilities vested in them by the laws of Iowa and the members of the District community.  In carrying out the duties and responsibilities of their office, Board members will act in good faith.

The District will defend, save harmless and indemnify Board members against claims or demands, whether groundless or otherwise, arising out of an alleged act or omission occurring within the scope of their official duties, unless it constitutes a willful or wanton act or omission.  However, the District will not save harmless or indemnify Board members for punitive damages.

Legal Reference:

Wood v. Strickland. 420 U.S. 308 (1975).

42 U.S.C. §§1983, 1985 (1994).

Iowa Code §670 (2003.

Approved: May 4, 1990

Reviewed: February 1, 2021

Revised: December 8, 2008