The Law Section is responsible for the following:
- Records Officer
The Law Section processes and responds to all records requests to the USBE under the Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA). The Law Section is also the contact for issues that arise with records classification and schedules with State Archives.
The Law Section provides logistical support in the Rulemaking process. This includes formatting, editing, reviewing, and handling all aspects of the rule filing process with the state’s Division of Administrative Rules.
- Fee Waivers
The Law Section is responsible for monitoring compliance with state laws and court orders related to fee waivers.
- Legal Issues
The Law Section is available to respond to questions from USBE staff.
- Training and Guidance
The Law Section provides resources to local education agencies requesting training or guidance on issues of education law, student privacy, and educator ethics.
- Public Assistance
The Law Section fields calls from the general public with questions on education law or how to handle various grievances with the public education system.
- Other Projects
The Law Section assists with other projects that arise from time to time under the direction of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.