• Summary

  • This podcast features host Duane Martin and other members of the EdCounsel team, who provide the latest updates on legal issues facing Missouri public schools. In each episode, the host will take a current legal topic and provide practical insights into how to manage the legal risks and compliance issues related to that topic. In January 2014, four school attorneys left the school law practice at former firms to found a completely different type of law firm – one whose sole purpose is to serve Missouri public school districts. EdCounsel is now a team of 12 attorneys who are dedicated to public schools and public school leaders.
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  • May 20 2022

    In this episode, we continue the "Leaders and the Law" series with school leader and public education advocate, Roger Schmitz. Duane discusses with Roger his thoughts and reflections on public school challenges, leadership, and advocacy. 

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    1 hr and 1 min
  • May 12 2022

    With the Governor’s proposal to increase teacher salaries, Districts are considering options for implementation of a salary schedule that will make sense for them, now and in the future.  School leader and financial expert Carol Embree joins Emily and Duane to discuss the financial and legal issues associated with putting a salary schedule with a $38K minimum teacher’s salary into place.   

    Powerpoint companion for this episode regarding 38K Teachers' Salary Schedule
    Carol Embree's contact information

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    39 mins
  • Apr 25 2022

    Over the past few months, legal issues regarding public access to and board approval of instructional materials have become prevalent.   In this episode, Emily and Duane discuss legal issues regarding instructional materials, curriculum and textbooks ranging from approval requirements to parental access.  

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    24 mins

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