2140 – Board/Employee Liability/Indemnity

Hall County School District No. 2 is defined by Nebraska Statutes as a corporation for public purposes. As a corporate entity, the School District is governed by an elected Board of Education which appoints officers, employees and agents to carry out the administration of policy and state and federal statutes for education.

In order to legally protect individual members of the Board of Education, its officers, employees and agents who are administering the laws and policies, the School District will indemnify its School Board members, officers, employees and agents who may be made a party to any threatened, pending or completed action, suit, or proceeding by reason of the fact that such person is or was a School Board member, officer, employee or agent of the School District against expenses, including attorney's fees, judgments, fines and amounts paid in settlement actually and reasonably incurred by him or her if such person acted in good faith and in a manner which he or she reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the School District. The School District will purchase and maintain insurance on behalf of any person who is or was a School Board member or an officer, employee or agent of the School District for the purpose of indemnification as stated in this policy. However, the school district shall not save harmless or indemnify board members for punitive damages.

Legal Reference:
Neb. Rev. Stat. §79- 516

Policy Adopted: 1-4-96
Policy Revised  10-13-05
Policy Revised:  04.12.2018