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Education Code - EDC

TITLE 2. ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION [33000 - 64100]

  ( Title 2 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

DIVISION 3. LOCAL ADMINISTRATION [35000 - 45460]

  ( Division 3 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

PART 21. LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCIES [35000 - 35787]

  ( Part 21 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

CHAPTER 2. Governing Boards [35100 - 35401]

  ( Chapter 2 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

ARTICLE 6. Liabilities [35200 - 35214]
  ( Article 6 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

35200.
  

The governing board of any school district is liable as such in the name of the district for all debts and contracts, including the salary due any teacher, not made in excess of the school moneys accruing to the district and usable for the purposes of the debts and contracts during the school year for which the debts and contracts are made. The district shall not be liable for debts and contracts made in violation of this section.

For the purposes of this section, moneys transferred to the funds of a newly organized school district pursuant to Section 42623 are deemed school moneys accruing to the district and usable for the purposes of contracts made for the school year preceding the date the district became effective for all purposes.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

35202.
  

All claims for money or damages against a school district are governed by Part 3 (commencing with Section 900) and Part 4 (commencing with Section 940) of Division 3.6 of Title 1 of the Government Code except as provided therein, or by other statutes or regulations expressly applicable thereto.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

35204.
  

The governing board of any school district, may contract for the services of an attorney in private practice, as an employee or independent contractor, or utilize an administrative adviser for whatever purpose the governing board deems appropriate, and compensation of this attorney pursuant to contract shall be a proper use of school district funds. For purposes of this section, “an attorney in private practice” includes a sole practitioner, partnership, or professional corporation.

(Amended by Stats. 1992, Ch. 696, Sec. 7. Effective September 15, 1992.)

35205.
  

The governing board of any school district may contract with a qualified attorney in private practice to provide legal services and compensation of this attorney in private practice pursuant to contract under this section shall be a proper use of school district funds.

(Amended by Stats. 1992, Ch. 696, Sec. 8. Effective September 15, 1992.)

35207.
  

The governing board of any school district, may contract for the services of a hearing officer pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 14 (commencing with Section 27720), Part 3, Division 2, Title 3 of the Government Code and, for purposes of that chapter, the governing board is deemed to be a local body and the school district a local public entity.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

35208.
  

(a) The governing board of any school district shall insure against:

(1) The liability, other than a liability which may be insured against under the provisions of Division 4 (commencing with Section 3200) of the Labor Code, of the district for damages for death, injury to person, or damage or loss of property; and

(2) The personal liability of the members of the board and of the officers and employees of the district for damages for death, injury to a person, or damage or loss of property caused by the negligent act or omission of the member, officer or employee when acting within the scope of his office or employment.

(b) The insurance may be written in any insurance company authorized to transact the business of insurance in the state, or in a nonadmitted insurer to the extent and subject to the conditions prescribed by Section 1763 of the Insurance Code.

(c) Nothing in this section is intended to limit or restrict the authority of the district to insure under Part 6 (commencing with Section 989) of Division 3.6 of Title 1 of the Government Code.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

35211.
  

The governing board of any school district maintaining a course of automobile driver training shall advise the parents or guardians or persons having custody of pupils of the district participating in automobile driver training courses under the jurisdiction of, or sponsored or controlled by, the district, who have signed the statement required by Section 12650 of the Vehicle Code or an application for a driver’s license under Section 17701 of the Vehicle Code, of each of the following:

(a) Any civil liability of the minor which will be imposed on the parent, guardian, or other person by reason of such minor operating a motor vehicle.

(b) The insurance coverage carried by the school district, with respect to the use of motor vehicles in connection with such courses, specifically including any limitations of such coverage which limit such coverage to an amount less than the liability imposed on the parent, guardian, or other person, or which limit the nature of such coverage to exclude any activity or situation included within the liability so imposed.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

35213.
  

The governing body of a school district may provide by rule or regulation for the reimbursement of any person or persons for the loss, destruction, or damage by arson, burglary or vandalism of personal property used in the schools of the district. Reimbursement shall be made only when approval for the use of the personal property in the schools was given before the property was brought to school and when the value of the property was agreed upon by the person or persons bringing the property and the school administrator or person appointed by him for this purpose at the time the approval for its use was given. The governing body may establish a maximum value of reimbursement which will be paid.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

35214.
  

The board of governors of a school district may provide protection from its own funds for the purpose of covering the liability of the district, its officers, agents, and employees, in lieu of carrying insurance in insurance companies as provided in Section 35208. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as prohibiting the board of education of the district from providing protection against such liability partly by means of its own funds and partly by means of insurance written by insurance companies as provided in Section 35208.

(Amended by Stats. 1977, Ch. 36.)

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