Q Is the attorney for a school district entitled to receive health insurance and other benefits of a regular full-time school district employee as part of his compensation package, even though during some particular weeks, the attorney may not work a full twenty (20) hours as required under Section 25-15-15(3) for regular full-time district employees?

A No. Only full-time legal counsel may participate in the State and School Employees Health Insurance Plan and similar benefits. To be considered “full-time,” the attorney must be able to document at least twenty (20) hours of work each week for the school district. (Attorney General’s Opinion to Carlock, dated March 12, 2012)