2015 ORS 332.072¹
Legal status of school districts

All school districts are bodies corporate, and the district school board is authorized to transact all business coming within the jurisdiction of the district and to sue and be sued. Pursuant to law, district school boards have control of the district schools and are responsible for educating children residing in the district. [1965 c.100 §139]

Notes of Decisions

Neither a school board nor a school district are immune from suit under the Eleventh Amend­ment of the United States Constitu­tion. Hutchison v. Lake Oswego Sch. Dist. 7, 519 F2d 961 (1975)

School board's authority to transact all business indicates that board is final policy maker for school district. G.C. v. North Clackamas School District, 654 F. Supp. 2d 1226 (D. Or. 2009)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Contracts between school districts and photographers, (1974) Vol 37, p 49; contracts with nonprofit associa­tions to con­duct recrea­tional programs for students, (1977) Vol 38 p 1253

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Contribu­tion of school district funds to private nonprofit associa­tion to con­duct summer recrea­tion program for children, (1977) Vol 38, p 1636


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 332—Local Administration of Education, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors332.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 332, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano332.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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