Board Attorneys

The Board or designee shall appoint Special Counsel to the Board to advise on legal matters affecting Board members and provide representation and advice at Board meetings. [See BJA(LOCAL)]

The attorneys shall be responsible directly to the Board but shall be required to work with the Office of Legal Services and other administrative staff. Procedures shall be established to ensure coordination of all services in accordance with the best interests of the District.

Settlement Authority

The Board supports promoting the efficient operation of District business management processes. Accordingly, the Board authorizes the Superintendent or Superintendent's designee to approve the settlement of Workers Compensation subrogation claims, and property damage claims, without Board approval, for matters less than $5,000. The Superintendent shall develop a regulation to facilitate this process.

Houston ISD


LDU 2021.03

DATE ISSUED: 2/25/2021