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2017-18 Contract Package
Full Version Details

Now, more than ever, it is important to ensure your contract forms preserve employer prerogatives while also meeting the commissioner's and courts' standards related to informing employees of the contractual obligations. Whether your district has been updating its contract forms annually or hasn't made a change in 20 years, NOW IS THE TIME to change your employment contract forms to protect the school district's limited financial resources and strengthen the district's position in contracting.This package includes two additional contracts, and all contracts have been updated to reflect the Every Student Succeeds Act language as well as to require employees to exhaust local remedies before filing suit on the contract.

NOTE: If your district has never purchased this package or if your copy is older than 2014-15, you must order this version.  For information on the version your district has, please contact (800) 488-9045 or information@edlaw.com. 

Available Formats: MS Word Document,CD-ROM
Download Info: This item is available for download in .zip format.
$350.00
Updated
2017-18 Contract Package UPDATE ONLY
Update to 2013-14 version or newer. Details

Districts may only order this UPDATE if they have our firm's 2014-15 Contract Package version or newer.

Now, more than ever, it is important to ensure your contract forms preserve employer prerogatives while also meeting the commissioner's and courts' standards related to informing employees of the contractual obligations. Whether your district has been updating its contract forms annually or hasn't made a change in 20 years, NOW IS THE TIME to change your employment contract forms to protect the school district's limited financial resources and strengthen the district's position in contracting.This package includes two additional contracts, and all contracts have been updated to reflect the Every Student Succeeds Act language as well as to require employees to exhaust local remedies before filing suit on the contract. 

NOTE: If your district has never purchased this package or if your copy is older than 2014-15, you must order the full version at a cost of $350.  For information on the version your district has, please contact (800) 488-9045 or information@edlaw.com.

Available Formats: MS Word Document,CD-ROM
Download Info: This item is available for download in .zip format.
$200.00
2017-18 Model Employee Handbook
Full Version Details

How many times have you or your employees turned to the district's Employee Handbook hoping to find guidance on a particular issue and found nothing, or insufficient text to address your situation? Unfortunately, this happens far too often, and strengthening the handbook for next year does little to help you in the interim. What you need is someone to anticipate the holes in your Handbook prior to publication. Our daily contact with hundreds of clients allows us to do just that. Our Model Employee Handbook was designed with one purpose in mind - to help you do your job with fewer challenges, questions, or confusion from employees.

Our Models are written in a conversational tone to be user friendly and are designed for districts to personalize and tailor. For example, we highlight the parts that require you to make some decisions, show you what can be changed, suggest language for what may be added, and place the directions for personalizing these portions in an instruction box.

Special Features of our Model Employee Handbook include:

  • Organized by topics to make it easier for employees to understand how different rules and policies relate to each other
  • Expanded table of contents
  • Appendix of commonly used forms
  • Sections on importance of regular, on-time attendance, vacation, appropriate use of conference periods,staff development, outside employment, rules for district credit cards, necessity of following district curriculum grading guidelines, using films/movies in class
  • Includes specific information to employees about inappropriate social relationships with students.
  • Up-to-date with 2017 legislative changes.

NoteAny updates from the special session will be sent to purchasers at the conclusion this summer.

The CD-ROM is available for $100 to districts that have purchased our 2015-16 version or newer.

Available Formats: MS Word Document,CD-ROM
Download Info: This item is available for download in .zip format.
$250.00
Updated
2017-18 Model Employee Handbook UPDATE ONLY
Update to 2015-16 version or newer. Details

How many times have you or your employees turned to the district's Employee Handbook hoping to find guidance on a particular issue and found nothing, or insufficient text to address your situation? Unfortunately, this happens far too often, and strengthening the handbook for next year does little to help you in the interim. What you need is someone toanticipatethe holes in your Handbook prior to publication. Our daily contact with hundreds of clients allows us to do just that. Our Model Employee Handbook was designed with one purpose in mind - to help you do your job with fewer challenges, questions, or confusion from employees.

Our Models are written in a conversational tone to be user friendly and are designed for districts to personalize and tailor. For example, we highlight the parts that require you to make some decisions, show you what can be changed, suggest language for what may be added, and place the directions for personalizing these portions in an instruction box.

Special Features of our Model Employee Handbook include:

  • Organized by topics to make it easier for employees to understand how different rules and policies relate to each other
  • Expanded table of contents
  • Appendix of commonly used forms
  • Sections on importance of regular, on-time attendance, vacation, appropriate use of conference periods,staff development, outside employment, rules for district credit cards, necessity of following district curriculum grading guidelines, using films/movies in class
  • Includes specific information to employees about inappropriate social relationships with students.
  • Up-to-date with 2017 legislative changes.

NoteAny updates from the special session will be sent to purchasers at the conclusion this summer.

The CD-ROM is available for $100 to districts that have purchased our 2015-16 version or newer.

Available Formats: MS Word Document,CD-ROM
Download Info: This item is available for download in .zip format.
$100.00
Updated
Conducting Effective Investigations Manual
Provides form documents and scripts Details

School administrators often are required to "look into" or "investigate" allegations of wrong-doing by students and employees. The Investigations Manual will help you understand why it is important to conduct an investigation in a particular way, as well as provide you form documents and scripts to facilitate recordkeeping and information gathering related to the allegations.

Unique to this product is a series of flow charts that guide you through each phase of an investigation so that critical steps or details that might haunt you later don't get overlooked.
Available Formats: CD-ROM,Printed Manual
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$300.00
Harassment and Discrimination
Stand alone DVD - Train your entire staff with just one click Details

The first stand alone harassment training specifically made for school districts is now available. This 20-minute DVD provides all the legal points your staff must know in one sitting. Place the files on your district's server and allow staff to access the lesson individually or play the DVD in a group setting. The options are endless.

Court decisions tie employee and district liability directly to whether or not the district has acted reasonably in response to known acts of harassment. A great way to demonstrate "reasonable care" is by showing that you have held trainings. That is why we created complete harassment training packages, specially designed for school district administrators, so district can select the method of delivery that best fits their needs.

The cost of the Harassment and Discrimination Stand Alone DVD is $500. Licenses are available for two year terms.

Available Formats: DVD
Download Info: This item is available for download in .zip format.
$500.00
Harassment and Discrimination - Scenarios and Commentary
DVD may only be purchased by districts who also purchase our Harassment and Discrimination Stand Alone DVD. Details

Scenarios and Commentary may only be purchased by districts who also purchase our Harassment and Discrimination Stand Alone DVD.

To compliment our Harassment and Discrimination DVD, the public-school-specific scenarios on this DVD show realistic school situations to provide your staff with greater understanding. Multiple variations of student on student, staff on student and staff on staff situations are presented. Attorney commentaries explain the legal ramifications and offer guidance on what to do when your employees find themselves in these circumstances.

The cost of the Scenarios and Commentary DVD is $250. 

DVD may only be purchased by districts who also purchase our Harassment and Discrimination Stand Alone DVD.

Available Formats: DVD
Download Info: This item is available for download in .zip format.
$250.00
Harassment Prevention and Response: Trainer's Manual
You train your staff - includes manual and interactive DVD Details

Court decisions tie employee and district liability directly to whether or not the district has acted reasonably in response to known acts of harassment. A great way to demonstrate "reasonable care" is by showing that you have held trainings, conducted thorough investigations, and promulgated an anti-harassment policy. That is why we created a complete sexual harassment training package, specially designed for school district administrators featuring:

  • Step-by-step assistance on conducting a one-hour training session for all employees
  • Latest information on student to student sexual harassment
  • 13 minute DVD, accompanying trainer's manual, and PowerPoint presentation
  • Answers to frequently asked questions, tips on conducting investigations and documenting allegations, and policy recommendations
  • Pointers on how to use the materials and how to keep the materials up to date for use in subsequent years 
Available Formats: DVD,Printed Manual
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$350.00
Harassment Workbook for Substitute Teachers, Mid-Year Hires and Volunteers
Set of 25 workbooks Details

To protect your liability, every person that comes into contact with your staff, students, and the public should know what sexual harassment is and the reporting obligations, policies, and procedures to follow when an incident occurs. This workbook is not designed to take the place of annual preventing sexual harassment trainings for school district personnel. It is, however, a stand alone training for employees and volunteers that have slipped through the cracks and for whatever reason have not been through your local in-service program, such as mid-year hired, part-time employees, substitute teachers and volunteers. At last, an inexpensive 11 page workbook with a self-test that you can give to every person, taking no more than 15 minutes to complete and saving administrators countless hours in training and retraining. Special features include:

  • Easy to read and understand for all staff and volunteers
  • Real examples of unwelcome behavior help drive home the point
  • Sections on how to prevent an accusation, protect students, and reporting obligations
  • Questions to answer throughout the exercise
  • A final questionnaire that must be completed and returned to the campus principal
  • A tear-out acknowledgment form for your files 
Available Formats: Printed Handbook
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$125.00