Legal & Personnel Training

Essential Staff Training Online

MSBA’s Essential Staff Training Online helps Missouri school districts comply with laws that require staff training on a variety of school related issues. This Missouri-specific training is compliant with current statutes such as the Amy Hestir Act and includes the following modules:

Confidentiality of Student Information
Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation
Requirements for Mandated Reporting of Sexual Abuse in Children
School Bus Driving: It's Not Just a Job, It's a Profession
School Bus: Driving Distracted
Standard Precautions for Avoiding Infections
Student Discipline
Drug Recognition for School Personnel
School Discipline and the Office for Civil Rights

The online format offers many advantages:
• Register all staff at one time
• Secure individual access
• Staff can view the modules independently at a time that is convenient
• Brief competency assessment for each module
• View modules an unlimited number of times
• A designated administrator can track completion and non-completion
• Flexibility for MSBA to update when laws change
• Available through June 30, 2016 with convenient annual renewal option

Cost: $200 plus $2.00 per district employee who will complete any part of the training

Please review MSBA's Employee Training Required by Law or Policy (or Highly Recommended by Lawyers) to advise on participation in the training.

For more information, contact Sherry Dyke by email,, or phone, (573) 445-9920, ext 312.

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Online Whole Board Training

In response to board member requests, MSBA has developed a variety of online board training to help board members learn and review essential information for effective governance. Board members can view the modules independently or as a group at any time. Each module is divided into short segments to allow flexibility in viewing – either in part over time or all at once. The following are available:

Sunshine Law
Nepotism and Conflict of Interest
The Basics of Student Achievement in Missouri
Superintendent Evaluation Video Series
School Personnel Video Series

Each module is $75 for all 7 board members and the superintendent to have access for 90 days from the registration date. Additional participants may be added for $10 each.


2015 Practical Personnel Law Webinar Series

Spring is the time for districts to make personnel decisions and MSBA’s Practical Personnel Law Webinar Series is a great way for superintendents and human resources directors to current on new laws.  All programs begin at 1:00 and run approximately one hour.  The cost is $45 per webinar or subscribe to the entire package for $180.  .5 Certified Board Member (CBM) credit for each webinar.

More Information

The Ramifications of Failing to Report Child Sexual Abuse in the School Setting

from a recent session presented for the Missouri Center for Education Safety