The KASB legal team represents one of the nation's strongest concentrations of knowledge on educational law and policy. Our Legal Services are offered by attorneys with extensive experience supporting school district boards and staff as they navigate even the most complicated legal situations. Members of our legal assistance fund gain exclusive and robust legal support, from negotiation training to Title IX investigations.
KASB’s negotiations training is conducted by experienced KASB legal staff who are also professional negotiators. All training includes the following outcomes:
KASB Legal Staff provides generalized training in negotiations to all members. In addition, a wide range of legal support is available to members of the KASB Legal Assistance Fund. This full service starts with negotiation preparation and concludes with the drafting of the final agreement.
Recent changes made to the Professional Negotiations Act require yearly training for those selected to represent the local board and the professional employees’ organization. Beginning in January three levels of training are offered that meet these requirements. KASB staff will also conduct onsite training, either for individual teams or for several teams in your area/region.
Labor relations can be influenced by federal and state laws, regulations, court decisions, board policy, negotiated agreements and district customs and practices. KASB provides services and information to assist boards in developing sound labor-management practices. This includes:
KASB’s Policy Service focuses on ensuring district policies are not only legally compliant with state and federal laws and regulations but also implement what is considered best practice for school boards and districts. Policies are invaluable for establishing direction and providing oversight. Misunderstanding of district policy may leave your school system and staff exposed.
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