The governing board of any school district, may contract for the services of an attorney in private practice, as an employee or independent contractor, or utilize an administrative adviser for whatever purpose the governing board deems appropriate, and compensation of this attorney pursuant to contract shall be a proper use of school district funds. For purposes of this section, "an attorney in private practice" includes a sole practitioner, partnership, or professional corporation.
(Amended by Stats. 1992, Ch. 696, Sec. 7.)