School Laws and Legal Department

MSBA’s school attorneys provide board members and superintendents information regarding current school law and court decisions. The legal department also provides administrative support for the Council of School Attorneys to assist school districts. Legal documents are available to members only and require a login and password.

2018 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 district staff to stay current on new laws and best practices. All programs begin at 1:00 and run approximately one hour.

January 23: Employment Contracts: Who Gets Them and What Should Be In Them?
Elliot Usher, MSBA Staff Attorney

January 30: How to Legally Hire, Renew, Non-renew or Terminate a Probationary Teacher
Amy Clendennen, Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt, P.C.

February 6: Employee Ethics and Conflict of Interest
Susan Goldammer, MSBA Associate Executive Director

February 20: Employee Sexual Misconduct: A Checklist of What To Do When an Employee is Accused
Aleksandra Rushing, Husch Blackwell LLP 

February 27: Texting, Social Media, and Employees
Scott Summers, MSBA Director of School Laws

Click on the link above to register for each webinar ($45) or
subscribe to the entire package for $180 here.

MSBA’s 2018 FREE Legislative Warm-Up Webinar

January 17, 2018

Whether you are a new or seasoned Board member, this is a great way to start the legislative session.  Learn who the committee leaders are, the hot issues that will be debated in Jefferson City, and what you can do to advocate for your district.

Register Now

MSBA’s FREE Spring Break Legislative Webinar

March 15, 2018

This webinar will provide an update on bills that are moving so you can discuss them with legislators while they are home for spring break.

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Collective Bargaining Roundtables

An opportunity for school administrators to network, compare strategies, and learn more about collective bargaining in Missouri.

Meetings will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and $25 fee will include lunch and materials

Friday, February 2
North Kansas City School District
Northland Innovation Center
6889 N Oak Trafficway
Gladstone, MO 64118
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Friday, February 8
1460 Craig Rd
St. Louis, MO 63146
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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MSBA Legal Hotline: 800-221-6722

This service is available to all member districts, including school board members, superintendents, and other school district staff. To contact the Legal Hotline, call 800-221-6722 and ask for the legal department.


Remember, you’ll need your MSBA login and password to access these member-only documents. If you forgot your password, email Eileen Woody, for assistance.

More Documents

You can find more documents in the Information For pages for

Superintendent Resources


Legal and School Personnel
Phone: 573-445-9920
Phone: 800-221-6722