33-506. Organization and government of board of trustees. (1) Each board of school district trustees shall organize at its first regular meeting in January and elect a chairman, a vice chairman, a clerk and a treasurer. The clerk and the treasurer may be members of the board of trustees; or, in the discretion of the board, either or both may be selected from among competent and responsible persons outside the membership of the board. The board in its discretion may allow compensation for the clerk, and for the treasurer, if other than the county treasurer.
(2) Each member of the board not otherwise compensated by public moneys shall be compensated for actual expenses incurred for travel to, from, and attending meetings of the board. Such compensation shall be paid from the district school funds.
(3) It shall be the duty of each member of the board of trustees to attend all meetings, both regular and special; and the board shall have the following powers and duties:
(a) To make bylaws, rules and regulations for its government and that of the district, consistent with the laws of the state of Idaho and the rules and regulations of the state board of education;
(b) To call special meetings or elections for such purpose as may be necessary for the proper conduct and management of the school or schools of the district;
(c) To employ an attorney or attorneys when deemed for the best interests of the district, or for the purpose of defending the district against any suit or for bringing action deemed necessary to be commenced by the board.
[33-506, added 1963, ch. 13, sec. 56, p. 27; am. 1975, ch. 82, sec. 1, p. 167; am. 1978, ch. 103, sec. 1, p. 210; am. 1988, ch. 77, sec. 1, p. 132; am. 2018, ch. 164, sec. 4, p. 325; am. 2019, ch. 38, sec. 1, p. 106.]