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ADVERTISEMENT FOR SCHOOL BOARD ATTORNEY SERVICES FOR JEFFERSON COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD

The Jefferson County School Board seeks an individual or firm to provide direct and professional legal counsel and representation to the School Board as the School Board attorney on a contracted basis.

Responsibilities and duties of the School Board Attorney include, but are not limited to:

  • Attending all regular and special school board meetings, including workshops when specifically requested by the Board or the Superintendent.

  • Providing legal advice to the Board Members, the Superintendent, and her staff.

  • Representing the School Board as legal counsel in all litigation, suits or actions instituted by or against the School Board, except where otherwise covered by insurance.

  • Coordinating outsourced legal services as needed pursuant to School Board policy or at the direction of the School Board.

  • Providing legal assistance in drafting and reviewing legal documents, policies, procedures, resolutions, applications, legal notices, advertisements and all other legal or quasi legal papers upon request.

  • Preparing and approving as to form all contracts entered on behalf of the School Board.

  • Advising the School Board on all aspects of employee management.

  • Advising the School Board on the purchase, sale, lease, or disposition of real and physical property.

  • Rendering legal advice and representation in all areas of school law, including but not limited to IDEA/ESE, constitutional issues, administrative law issues, discipline, land use, growth managements, contracts, litigation, eminent domain, basic real estate, and civil litigation.

  • Performing any other duties consistent with the legal needs of the School Board and School District as the School Board may require. Candidates must be a member in good standing with the Florida Bar and have a minimum of five (5) years' experience in the practice of law. In addition, candidates should have general knowledge of administrative law. Specific knowledge of education law is preferred. Other performance criteria are listed in the Request for Proposal. The Request for Proposal is available on the district website at www.jeffersonschools.net. Copies of the RFP may also be picked up at the Jefferson County School District Office located at 1490 W. Washington Street, Monticello, Florida 32344. The Jefferson County School District will receive Sealed Proposals until 2:00 p.m. EST on August 14, 2023, at the Jefferson County School District Office located at 1490 W. Washington Street, Monticello, Florida 32344. Bids received after that time will not be accepted. Jefferson County School District reserves the right to waive irregularities and to reject any and all Bids.

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