1001.00 | Legal Structure

The school district is a body corporate and politic per Idaho Code 33-301 and a subdivision of the state government created by law solely for the operation of a school system for public benefit. Boards of trustees have only the powers given to them in the state laws. They cannot extend these powers by themselves, nor can they divest themselves of these powers by delegating them to others. Where the laws state that a thing shall be done, or a service shall be furnished, Boards have no authority to do otherwise. Where the laws state a thing may be done, then the Board has discretionary responsibility. Powers and duties of the board of trustees are further defined in Idaho Code 33-512