Board Chair 101 Webinar

Success of a school board heavily depends on its chair. The chair is responsible for leadership and team dynamics, board operations, and setting the overall direction of the board’s work by running efficient and productive meetings. Whether you’re a current board chair, an aspiring chair for your newly organizing board, or a board member who is about to vote on your chair for the next year, it’s critical to understand the importance and complexity of this crucial role on the board.

Recorded 4/7/22
Supporting Equity
A Webinar for Vermont Education Leaders with Insight Education Group 

Many districts and schools are considering or are engaging in some level of equity work in an effort to improve equitable opportunities, access, and outcomes for all students. This webinar discusses what that looks like and how to grow equitable practices.

In this webinar, participants:

  • Reviewed Insight Education Group's Equity Framework

  • Shared key lessons learned from work and the work of our partner districts

  • Shared common pitfalls of equity work

  • Discussed steps to take depending where your district/school are in equity journey

The webinar was held virtually on March 3, 2022 and was hosted by the Vermont School Boards Association, Vermont Superintendents Association, and the Vermont Principals’ Association with generous support from the Vermont Community Foundation Equitable Communities Grant.

School Board Reoganization Webinar

Learn everything that's required of the board at the first meeting with newly-elected board members. We reviewed legal requirements as well as recommended best practices as boards address leadership, protocols, and make plans for a productive year ahead.

Recorded 2/24/22
Succesful Communication Strategies

If you or your board struggle with making sure your communities understand the board’s role and positions, this webinar is for you! We discussed the how, when, where and why of effective public facing communication. We also explored best practices of board member communication with the public, and the impact of Open Meeting Law on board communication.

Recorded 2/3/22
Report of the Task Force on Implementation
of Pupil Weighting Factors Report Webinar

On December 17, 2021, the Task Force on the Implementation of Pupil Weighting Factors Report issued its final report to the General Assembly. This webinar will provide information on the recommendations and decision points in the final report. There will be time set aside for questions. Panelists are: Representative Emilie Kornheiser (Co-Chair of the Task Force), Brad James (Agency of Education Finance Manager) and Dr. Tammy Kolbe (Co-Author of the Pupil Weighting Factors Report). 

Recorded 1/10/22