KASB attorneys provide training and resources to help board members understand their role and responsibility both as a board of education, and individually as board members. They keep you up-to-date on new and emerging legal developments and provide timely information and training on “hot topics” that arise throughout the school year. As a KASB member, you can schedule KASB attorneys to provide legal training for board members, administrators and staff. KASB staff attorneys are frequent presenters at state association meetings and conferences and provide onsite staff development and whole board trainings.
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 requires yearly training for those selected to represent the local board and the professional employees’ organization. Beginning in January offers three levels of training that meet these requirements. KASB staff will also conduct onsite training, either for individual teams or for several teams in your area/region.
KASB’s negotiations training is conducted by experienced KASB legal staff who are also professional negotiators. All training includes the following outcomes:
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: