Legal Services and Human Resources Department

The St. Clair County Regional Educational Service Agency offers the county's public schools a variety of programs and services designed to enrich the total educational process. Programs and activities offered are designed, implemented, and integrated to meet the needs of our local school districts and improve student achievement.


Legal services

This department provides comprehensive and knowledgeable legal analysis of such issues facing school districts and administrators:

  • School policies and procedures
  • Labor and employment issues
  • Contract negotiations
  • Arbitration and mediation
  • School Code interpretation and compliance
  • State and federal regulatory requirements
  • Student discipline
  • Educational presentations
  • Litigation
  • Teacher tenure
  • Student rights
  • Special education
  • Legal awareness seminars


Human resource services

Provides the planning, development and execution of Human Resource plans and policies including:

  • Staffing
  • Compensation
  • Benefits
  • Recruiting
  • Retirement
  • Employment law, policy, regulation, and compliance
  • Substitute teacher certification
  • Fingerprinting and background checking
  • Employee handbook
  • Performance evaluation
  • Unemployment
  • Workers compensation
  • Safety and wellness
  • Compliance with Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), American with Disabilities Act (ADA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), & Equal Employment Opportunity
    Commission (EEOC)