|Board Development||Legislative Program|
|Labor Relations||Risk Management|
|Superintendent Searches||Conferences & Workshops|
|Legal Services||Telephone Consultation|
|Research & Dissemination|
Finding qualified, suitable candidates for a superintendent vacancy is a tedious, time-consuming, and important task. A school board seeking to fill a vacancy must base its decision on appropriate information acquired through careful planning and adherence to the school districts' goals. FSBA offers expert assistance and qualified, professional support for one of the most crucial decisions that a school board will make. FSBA will perform all or any portion of the process of locating candidates for a school district on a cost basis. Through FSBA's facilitation, a school board is advised and guided on each step of the process which includes continuous interaction with the school board. The school board makes the ultimate decision and controls the process with expert management and logistical assistance from FSBA.
The FSBA Lease Purchase Program is designed to provide school districts with another option for building schools with tax exempt bonds. The Program allows local school boards to lease-purchase facilities and for buyers of the bonds to have their income tax exempt. This attractive financing program enables school districts to finance and build large numbers of schools at today's market prices. This opportunity can be provided by a vote of the school board.
The Association retains legal counsel to represent FSBA with respect to its corporate and other business matters. In this capacity, FSBA's legal counsel assists in the defense of lawsuits, institutes legal proceedings, and issues opinions. FSBA's legal counsel may also serve as a representative for FSBA's membership in lawsuits that have the potential to impact all school boards. This may include preparation and filing of amicus curiae (i.e., friends of the court) briefs.
FSBA strives to be on the leading edge in gathering the latest information on educational issues. The FSBA staff is always available to consult by telephone with school districts or individuals on a broad range of educational topics.
The FSBA staff is available to perform extended research for school districts on a contractual basis. The activities performed are determined by the contracting agency and may include writing comprehensive reports, making presentations at conferences, or producing informational brochures and pamphlets.