The Superintendent shall ensure that all district employees understand their responsibility to identify and immediately forward legal documents to the Superintendent. These documents include, but are not limited to, notice of claim and summons and complaint documents, either by personal delivery or mail delivery.
The Superintendent shall establish effective procedures to ensure that the district responds within the time frames prescribed by law. The procedures developed, when implemented, will help protect the district from penalties for failure or refusal to acknowledge receipt of a summons served either by mail or personal delivery.
If any teacher is sued as a result of action taken by the teacher while acting in the discharge of his/her duties within the scope of his/her employment and within [prescribed Board policy, the district shall provide legal aid and render all necessary assistance to the teacher in his/her defense, within the limitations of New York State Law. The teacher shall notify the Superintendent within ten (10) days after the action is brought against him/her. In the event action is submitted to the Board concerning a teacher, the teacher shall be notified by the Superintendent within ten (10) days.
Education Law §21 (13); 3813
Civil Practice Law and Rules §311; 312-a; 318