Q Does the school board have the authority to ratify the claims docket?

A Mississippi Code Section 37-7-301(o) provides that the local school board shall be authorized and empowered to promulgate rules and regulations that specify the types of claims and set limits of the dollar amount for payment of claims by the superintendent of schools to be ratified by the board at the next regularly scheduled meeting after payment has been made. These policies must be adopted by the Board and documented in its minutes. If a claim were not ratified by the board, the superintendent would be liable for the amount of the claim.