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Staying Under the Umbrella: Board Members’ Obligations and Immunities

Attorney Michelle L. Cannon presents an overview and summary of school board members’ obligations and immunities under California Law. (13:38)



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Part 1 of 3 - (4:48)



In this part:


  • Definitions and exceptions to immunities.

  • Board member obligations, and immunities for a board member if he or she fails to fulfill these obligations.

  • Overview of the general rules governing immunity.

  • Principal immunity statute.

Part 2 of 3 - (3:15)



In this part:


  • Differentiating “acts” of board members and governmental employees.

Part 3 of 3 - (6:11)



In this part:


  • Can Board members be sued?

  • Exceptions to immunities.

  • The biggest take-away from the depth and breadth of Board member obligations and immunities.

As the information contained herein is necessarily general, its application to a particular set of facts and circumstances may vary. For this reason, this News Brief does not constitute legal advice. We recommend that you consult with your counsel prior to acting on the information contained herein.