Policies are a board's broad statement of guidance that sets a course of action and provides guidance for students, district employees, community members, and the board itself. State and federal laws often require boards to adopt written policies. 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.
KASB is proud to offer a range of policy services that customize the experience based on the needs of individual school districts. We have a solution to your needs from a one-time review and re-write to a comprehensive policy management subscription.
Learn more about our KASB Policy Services with the following documents and resources, or contact Leslie Garner, KASB Policy Specialist/Legal Coordinator, with any questions.
Under 350 FTE: $4,500
Over 350 FTE: $6,500
Policy Lite is a one-time service of your district's existing policies. KASB Policy Services will customize the district’s current policies to incorporate local preferences specified in the district-completed questionnaire. A complete board policy manual will be delivered to the district on a Flash Drive. The district will be responsible for remaining compliant following the one-time service.
Under 350 FTE: One-time upfront Cost - $1,500 Annual Cost - $1,500
Over 350 FTE: One-time upfront Cost - $3,000 Annual Cost - $3,000
Policy Plus is an entry-level annual online policy manual subscription service available in a digital format through BoardBook Manuals – an online service owned by the Texas Association of School Boards.
KASB Policy Services will customize the district’s current policies to incorporate local preferences specified in the district-completed questionnaire. A complete policy manual will be prepared, and upon adoption by the district’s board of education, the policies will be imported and stored on the board’s online subscription. Only when the KASB Policy Service coordinator is notified of a policy amendment will that document be updated and added to the board’s online manual. (Online users are not able to change the original document on the server.) An online policy manual provides a fully searchable, easy-to-use format by word or phrase that can be viewed from an electronic device with Internet access. Putting policies online will reduce the number of hard copies needed, staff time associated with changing out pages in the policy manual, and the cost of printing and mailing. Online policies can be updated in a matter of hours rather than days.
Under 350 FTE: One-time upfront Cost - $4,500 Annual Cost - $4,500
Over 350 FTE: One-time upfront Cost - $6,000 Annual Cost - $6,000
Policy Premier is our most comprehensive and automated policy service. Like Policy Lite and Policy Plus, the process begins with customizing the district’s current policies to incorporate local preferences specified in the district-completed questionnaire. KASB Policy Service coordinator will import the approved policy manual in BoardBook paperless software. *With the Premier level, the district has access to user-friendly paperless board meeting and agenda-building services. Learn more about how BoardBook can simplify your board meetings here.