KASB's Legal Assistance Fund

The Legal Assistance Fund is a separate KASB service that allows legal representation to be provided to members. A separate annual fee is required to comply with court rules concerning the attorney/client privilege. This guarantees confidential legal representation for our members. Membership in LAF gives board members and administrators access to any KASB staff attorney for questions or problems concerning school law. Members can request written opinions on specific legal questions. Additional fees are charged for continuing consultative assistance or for legal representation; for example, representing the board in a teacher due process hearing would incur an additional hourly fee and additional hourly travel time fees.

Even though a local board may be a member of KASB, legal services cannot be provided unless the board is also a member of the Legal Assistance Fund. Only local boards belonging to KASB are eligible to join the Legal Assistance Fund.

KASB is proud to be a leader in providing legal services to KASB members, and in fact this service is only offered by a limited number of state school board associations. KASB employs six attorneys and additional support staff who devote all of their time and effort to school legal issues. Their combined knowledge and experience give members of the KASB Legal Assistance Fund a distinct advantage.

Please contact Donna Whiteman, KASB assistant executive director/legal services, to discuss becoming a member of LAF.

Legal Assistance Fund
Members-Only Webinar
for Board Members

Check HERE for registration details.

Jan. 9, 2017

6-7 p.m.
KASB Policy Updates

Feb. 13, 2017
6-7 p.m.
Negotiations Training

Mar. 13, 2017
6-7 p.m.
Employee Leave Issues and
Military Family Medical Leave

Apr. 10, 2017
6-7 p.m.
What School Board Members Need to 
Know about Special Education
and Section 504

Legal Assistance Fund
Members Only Webinars
for Principals

Check HERE for registration details.

Jan. 23, 2017
1-2 p.m.
Addressing Employee Performance:
Documentation and Certified and Classified Evaluations

Feb. 20, 2017
1-2 p.m.
Section 504 Accommodations for Students:
District’s Legal Responsibilities

Mar. 20, 2017
1-2 p.m.
Student Discipline Basics:
Suspension and Expulsion and Student Rights

Apr. 17, 2017
1-2 p.m.
Student Free Speech Issues:
Dress Codes and Social Media