Legal Services 

As part of  KSBA membership school board members, superintendent, administrators, and school board attorneys gain daily access to experienced school law attorneys, namely John C. Fogle, III, and Whitney A. Crowe. KSBA attorneys also work closely with our Policy and Procedure Service as well as with Governmental Relations and provides the following services:
Consultations on School Law Topics
  • Open Meetings/Open Records
  • Board Member Eligibility, Conflicts, and School Board Governance
  • Student Discipline and Student Records
  • Student Searches/Drug Testing
  • Certified and Classified Employee Rights and Discipline, including Tenure Act, KRS 161.011 and corresponding case law
  • Case Law and Attorney General Opinions/Decisions
  • General Policy, Procedure, Legislative and Regulatory School Law Issues
  • Other School Law Issues 
School Law Resources
  • Current Kentucky Administrative Regulations;
  • An analysis of Kentucky Attorney General Opinions;
  • A Q&A section, covering multiple topics of interest produced from questions legal staff regularly discuss with school districts;
  • A Topical Index of Kentucky legislative changes, as they are updated;
  • Monthly Legal Bulletins;
  • An archive of Monthly Legal Bulletins;
  • Sample Monthly School Law Bulletin: June 2015 - Student Expulsion
Council of School Board Attorneys (CSBA)
  • Two Continuing Legal Education programs for School Attorneys each year
  • Quarterly Council Update covering case law developments
  • As needed, updates to members on important school law developments
  • Access to a Variety of Resources from NSBA
  • Availability for Consultation as Noted Above
Election "Packet" Information (Election Years)
  • Basic Guidance Information re: Filing and Campaign Finance Requirements with Links
  • Overview of Incompatible Offices and Conflicts Issues
  • Information Regarding Oaths of Office
  • What Candidates Should Know Document Prepared by KSBA Board Team Development Unit
Legal Training Services 
KSBA is pleased to announce the recent expansion of its Legal Training Services. This growth serves two primary goals:  to assist members in meeting annual training requirements and to provide members with information and tools to be efficient, effective, and compliant with state and and federal law.  To accomplish these and other goals, this unit offers trainings and reference materials that cover a variety of school law and related issues.
Trainings are offered at KSBA conferences and, upon request, can be conducted in-person or through an interactive distance learning setting.  Regardless of the chosen venue, trainings will always be provided by an attorney with a strong background in education law and a complete understanding of how Kentucky's educational system is structured and how public school operate.
Contact John C. Fogle, III, Whitney A. Crowe or Linda Minch 
Resource Materials

By John Fogle:

  • Kentucky Student Discipline Desk Reference 
  • Kentucky Open Meetings Act Guide
  • School Law Resource (See below)
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