Every day, school districts enter into contracts for employment, construction, professional services and a host of other products and services. It is critical that staff involved in the contract process understand what a contract is … and what it is not! It is also important to understand the laws that apply to different types of contracts, as well as best practices in contract negotiations. This workshop will provide you with a solid understanding of contract basics and gives you the tools to identify and negotiate essential contract terms.
Contract negotiation is a routine part of school business. Unfortunately, inconsistencies in language and entering into contracts that are not tailored for school business can plague an organization for years. This workshop will focus on the legal requirements and best practices for contract negotiations and will teach you how to recognize potential contract problems in order to avoid pitfalls. You also will become familiar with the most common contract issues, learn contract type nuances, and gain a clear understanding of a contract’s fine print and the critical terms to negotiate before you sign on the dotted line.