Legal Service Fund
Important questions about school management and board rights and responsibilities are regularly being decided in court and by administrative agencies. The IASB Legal Service Fund (LSF) was developed to assist school districts, area education agencies and community colleges in legal cases that have statewide significance. The IASB Legal Service Fund Committee is made up of nine board members representing the nine IASB director districts. The Committee is responsible for determining when IASB will either get involved in cases of statewide significance or assist LSF members in cases of statewide significance. If the Committee approves assistance the assistance can be in the form of research, working as a special counsel with the local attorney, support through an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief, becoming directly involved as an intervening party, or financial assistance to help defray legal costs.
- For a list of current Legal Service Fund committee members, click here.
- For a list of school districts who are current members of the Legal Service Fund, click here.
- To see the Legal Service Fund case assistance log, click here.
- Click here for an application of participation in the Legal Service Fund.
For more information, click here for the current brochure or contact Mary Gannon, IASB attorney (800) 795-4272 x229.