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Professional Negotiation Training

Each year, Boards of Education and Teachers involved in the contract negotiation process are required to be trained on the latest laws and negotiation process by KSDE.

Southwest Plains offers this training through a recorded webinar, typically led by John Rasmussen, Commissioner of the Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service, and an attorney for the Kansas Association of School Boards.

Districts can purchase 24/7 access to the webinar for a 3-week window, available for viewing for board members, administrators, and teachers for an annual $75 fee. Access to the latest webinar typically opens in January/February each year.

Suicide prevention training

In 2016, Kansas Legislature passed SB 323, known as the Jason Flatt Youth Suicide Awareness Act. Required programming shall include annual training for all staff each calendar year based on KSDE-approved programs. 

Southwest Plains provides online training that includes:

  • 3-part Video Series
  • Interactive Facilitator Guide
  • Sample Debriefing Activities.

Training is $100 for 30-day district access to the online training. 

public school WOrks

Programs are developed and implemented to mitigate risk! Bullying, harassment, staff-to-student concerns, injuries on campus, and other issues cause an increase in injury-related premiums, lawsuits, and bad press. Consider implementing one of the programs below! 

Employee Safe℠ Suite includes systems to manage:

  •  Staff training
  • Accident management
  • Compliance task management
  • SDS now!
  • Staff misconduct reporting
  • Staff safety reporting

Student Watch℠ Suite includes systems to manage:

  • Student safety reporting
  • Student bullying reporting
  • Student accident management
  • Student behavior management
  • Parent InfoCenter

Small District (>100 FTE total employees) Package Option - All Kansas mandated trainings are included in this bundle as well as a few of the most popular courses. Southwest Plains has specifically negotiated special pricing that will not exceed $32/FTE employee. There are over 10+ courses, and they may include:

  • Blood-borne pathogens
  • Bullying prevention
  • Discriminatory harassment
  • Sexual harassment
  • FERBA
  • Suicide Prevention