This section is from the book "Popular Law Library Vol8 Partnership, Private Corporations, Public Corporations", by Albert H. Putney. Also available from Amazon: Popular Law-Dictionary.
Section 36. A school district, though generally a body corporate and authorized to transact all business appertaining to schools and school houses, can exercise no powers beyond those expressly conferred by statute, or by necessary implication arising therefrom.17
School districts were not created to exercise any of the functions of government, and hence are not municipal in their nature or purpose, nor are they provided with the officers or the power to exercise the functions of government. Their creation is purely to aid in the great scheme of accomplishing universal education.
As school officers derive all their authority from the statute, their powers are limited to those expressly granted or such as may result by necessary implication from those granted.