TheLowndesCountySchool District is under the exclusive control and management of the Lowndes County Board of Education, a body duly authorized by the state Legislature. The general administration and supervision of the public schools of LowndesCounty is vested in the Board. The Board governs all public schools within the county. The District must operate in accordance with all applicable constitutional and statutory provisions and requirements of the State ofAlabamaand theUnited States. The Board acts as a court of appeal for staff members, students and the public on issues involving board policy or implementation of that policy.
As members of an instrumentality created by the state, Lowndes County Board Members are officers of the state, but they have local jurisdiction. The Board is the agency through which the county acts in regard to school matters. Board Members have authority only when functioning as a “body” or “group” in legally called regular or special meetings. The powers of the Board are delegated only to the Board as a “body.” No authority is granted to members acting as individuals.