Members Can Count on MASB's Legal Counsel
MASB’s experienced legal counsel provides board members and superintendents information regarding current school law, recent court decisions and Attorney General opinions. In addition, the Legal Department provides administrative support for the Council of School Attorneys and operates the Legal Trust Fund to assist school districts involved in litigation having statewide significance.
Michigan Council of School Attorneys
General Public Notice Requirements for School Districts
A chart providing reference to laws that require school districts to publish some form of public notice on certain matters.
MASB's legal counsel periodically provides summaries of key legal cases affecting school districts. Click on the link above to read summaries of current relevant legal issues.
Legal Trust Fund
The MASB Legal Trust Fund was established in 1975 to assist Michigan school boards involved in litigation having statewide significance. The Legal Trust Fund has granted assistance both in the way of financial support and amicus curie (friend of the court) briefs to help school districts at all levels of litigation, from the State Tenure Commission up to the Supreme Court. With help of the Legal Trust Fund, boards of education can pursue cases they might otherwise have to settle because of the high costs of litigation. More importantly, every school board benefits when definitive answers are provided by the courts on complex legal questions affecting education in our state.